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“The only way to change your life is to act.” – George Kuras

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I saw this TikTok video by Mel Robbins and I woke up in the middle of the night and thought about it, and had to share it here.

@melrobbins The habit of hesitating in moments of change is what keeps you stuck. The only way to change your life is to act. #melrobbins #action #hesitation #tips ♬ original sound – Mel Robbins

This quote struck me from the video:

This video blew me away due to a review of my work on “The mindset of an innovator” and why it’s so important to go beyond the idea of ​​a growth mindset.

As I discuss in the book, this is the difference between a “fixed” and a “growth” mindset.

And here is the thinking of the innovator and how I defined it in the book.

Understand that this is not “against”. growth mindset but expansion. It’s about going beyond thinking to “create” and, as Robbins shares, moving to action.

Action without thinking often leads to negative consequences, but thinking without action does not lead to results. I wrote this in the section where I share the definition:


“The success of our students—and ourselves—doesn’t depend on how much we know, how effective our systems are, or even the grades our students get. This, as (Thomas) Friedman wrote about “what you can do with what you know.” Information is abundant; it’s a common thing. What is unusual and very necessary in modern education systems is the mindset of an innovator.”


Years after writing the book, I still believe we need to move beyond knowledge and move toward action. As Robbins shares in the caption of his video, “The habit of hesitating in moments of change is what keeps you stuck. The only way to change your life is to do it take action.

I cannot agree.

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