“Actions are clearly what make a life, and what make history.

But I believe that words are not separate from actions — words are actions. Writing and speech are actions — and powerful ones at that.” – Mike Sturm, Sticks and Stones: On the under-appreciated Power of Words

This came from a Medium essay by Mike Sturm, in which he acknowledges the inherent power of words.  He references the adage “Actions speak louder than words”, but makes the interesting point that words themselves are actions. One can in fact take action by writing a book or giving a speech, as this is a very powerful means of getting one’s ideas across. This is also a very powerful tool with which one can take action.