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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vaclav Havel

"Vision is not enough — it must be combined with venture.  It is not enough to stare up the stairs, we must step up the stairs."

Czech Playwright/Poet/Politician
1936 - 2011

Over the years I have met people who wanted to write a book.  They dreamed of being successful writers, but they never put pen to paper.  Having a vision of what you want to accomplish is very important to success, but vision without action is disaster.  Don't desire to be a write.  Write and someday you will be a writer.  Don't desire to be an artist.  Paint and someday you will be a artist.  Dreaming about what you desire is of no value unless you act upon your desire.

Vaclav Havel was a rare writer who had a vision and took action.  Not only did Havel put his vision into writing, he also took action and became the ninth and last President of Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic.  

Don't just dream of success, but take action and climb the stairs one step at a time and you will reach the top.

Here is a news report and tribute to Vaclav Havel.