Monday, July 17, 2017

SHOW ME, DON'T TELL ME!

"What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
We've all heard the saying, "actions speak louder than words." I've been seeing living examples of these two quotes lately, in a slightly comical way. My sister has been going on a few dates recently, and many times, the guy hasn't treated her with respect, but at one point always claims something along the lines of, "I'm a really good guy."


My general rule is this: if you have to say you're a "good" guy, chances are, you're not. You don't need to talk about being a good guy/girl/person if you SHOW you are one. The best people I know aren't boasting about their character strengths. They just are, they naturally show them daily throughout their actions and speech.

Although this was just one example of how actions don't match up with speech, we're all guilty of doing things like this; we are all a little hypocritical. Let's do our best this week to let our actions show who we are (or who we want to be). This could mean not ditching a meeting when we told a friend we would go with them (I know I am guilty of this one!), choosing not to gossip, or taking our own advice that we give someone else. If you say it, let your actions back it up. Because in the end, talk is cheap. People will remember what you DO.

(A friend)



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