||Ideas are precious commodities, sound preparation is invaluable, and knowledge and wisdom are essential when it comes to achieving greatness. But, says Robert Ringer, ideas, preparation, knowledge, and wisdom are all but useless without action, because action is the starting point of all progress. In Action! the author explains that adversity is never a valid excuse for inaction, because action gives you the power to overcome virtually all obstacles in your path. Adversity is, in fact, the best reason of all for taking action, because it gets your creative juices flowing and brings forth your resourcefulness.