I've seen a lot of threads recently that repeatedly say "take action". Although do we really understand the saying take action? Or how much action we need to take? Or what actions are the best actions to take to achieve our desired outcome? You can take action all day, although will it end in the results you desire? For example, lets say that you are trying to work with a pay per download company. So you first try spamming your download link on your personal facebook account for 5 hours. You end up getting banned from facebook, and losing your personal facebook account. Now you've taken action, although without the proper research on how to do ppd properly you have lost more than you gained. If you had gone and done some research for a few days on effective ways to do ppd you would have increased your chances at success doing it. Then your action would have not been in vain, as in the previous example. As Abraham Lincoln said, ?Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.?