Taking Action Is Important To Being Great



The last few weeks have been quite interesting traversing Wallace Wattles, The Science of Being Great.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago I’ve had the opportunity to join a spectacular mastermind group that’s discussing this book.  An interesting topic recently discussed revolved around taking action and what it says about us as individuals striving to be great when we do.


Taking action


Perception & Faith


Perception is an important aspect of properly taking actions necessary for being great.  First and foremost it’s important to never forget that not only is the world perfect, but that


You are as great as the greatest, but all of your equals.

Wallace Wattles


Basically this is Mr. Wattles way of saying that there are no common people, because each of us is great in our own way.  So how do we display this in taking actions that are necessary for achieving this every day?  Lucky for us Mr. Wattles provides some direction on this important question.

It starts of course by essentially trusting your gut.  Each of us has a perception of the truth, a guiding light so to speak.  However many times we tend to ignore this light, especially when facing tough situations.  It’s this wisdom that can properly guide us.  The same wisdom that Abraham Lincoln and other great people relied on to remain calm and poised no matter what was happening around them.

This leads to the next step in Chapter 15 which is to have faith.


Have perfect faith in yourself and in your own ability to cope with any combination of circumstances that may arise.

Wallace Wattles


Again it comes back to trusting one’s gut to do the right thing.  Doing the right thing will bring about the resources necessary to cope and excel in any situation that may be on the road to achieving one’s definite major purpose.  Yet again many choose not do this instead allowing the negative mentality of worry to creep in and take hold.


The Reward For Taking Action


Another important thing to keep in mind is to follow point five of Napoleon Hill’s blueprint builder.  If you haven’t yet gone through the adventure of the Master Key Experience, you may be wondering what is this point five of the blueprint builder?  It is to simply to not do something unless it is going to positively impact all who it affects.  Or as it is phrased in this chapter of The Science of Being Great,


If you hold the right viewpoint of the world, others will find it out and be impressed by it through your daily conversation and practice.

Wallace Wattles


And as you practice the things that demonstrate your greatness to others, do it with what is known as a “happy knack”.  However as Wallace Wattles points out live in the joy that comes from doing great things by becoming a great person.  For that joy is the greatest possible joy that there is when living a great life, right where you are in your life at this point.

In other words as you live a life of being great, lead by example.   


  1. Elena Perez says

    Great Content Brad. Taking Action is truly important in being great. It also reminded me of Scroll IX in Og Mandino’s Greatest Salesman in the World. He said: “All are of no value unless they are followed by action.” From the Bible, James 2:17 “In the same way faith by itself, if it’s not accompanied by action, is dead.” Action seems to me is that added thing in everything without which everything else is useless. Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoy it.

  2. Brenda Brown says

    Living a great life where you are at in this moment to bri g you more joy 💖 love this ❣️

  3. Laura Hitt says

    Love Wallace Wattles. Great quote: “Have perfect faith in yourself and in your own ability to cope with any combination of circumstances that may arise.” For me it’s good to continuously remind myself of this!

  4. Nicole Sikora says

    Love this! Great job at capturing “taking action”!

  5. Julie says

    thanks for sharing this Brad, this is a great reminder to actually take the action

  6. Roz says

    You inspire me Brad

  7. John Francetic says

    Brad, good for you for realizing how special you are. Thank you for your blog. From your blog rover friend John.

  8. LOREN TAYLOR says

    Question, “Was Wallace Wattles a rich man?” 🙂 Great post, Brad!

  9. Mike Stewart says

    I have found Wallace Wattles series on the Science of Getting Great and The Science of Getting Rich filled with examples of normal people living their purpose following biblical principles and transforming lives with the results they have achieved. Thank you for reminding all of us There are no common people.

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