Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Don't Brag - Let Your Actions Speak For You

Twelve "Do's and Don'ts" For Living a Positive Life

1. Make Enthusiasm A Daily Habit!
2. Don't Allow Negative People to Determine Your Self-Worth!
3. Get Into The Habit of Talking to Yourself Affirmatively!
4. Get Into the Habit of Talking to Others With an Affirmative, Positive Vocabulary!
5. Don't Be a Grudge Collector!
6. Think Positive & Pleasing Thoughts!

7. Don't Brag - Let Your Actions Speak For You!

In today's podcast I mention a show that aired from 1967 - 1969 called, "The Guns of Will Sonnett", starring Walter Brennan. How many of you remember that show? There is a line in that show that Mr. Brennan's character would say quite often: "No brag, just fact."

In other words, whatever it was that he was describing or talking about - although it might SOUND like bragging, it wasn't. It was fact and, apparently, there was proof to back it up!

I don't know about you, but when I am around someone that is bragging about this and that that they have done I tend to believe that they really HAVEN'T done very much and they are simply blowing a lot of hot air into the room.

It's kind of like another saying I've heard people use from time to time - "Hey, ______'s good - if you don't think so, just ask him. He'll tell you!"

As the song says, "That don't impress me much!" What about you?

The way I look at it, if someone is having to continually brag on themselves and they have to tell others how good they are at this or that - then somethings wrong. When someone has to try to convince everyone - through bragging - something about themselves then, to me, it is a sign of weakness.

Hey, do YOU enjoy being around people like that?

Now again, just as I did in the podcast, let me take a moment for a bit of clarification, o.k.?

When you are applying for a job or even a new position (promotion) in your company the, yes, it is important for you to highlight what you have done and/or what you CAN DO for the company. No one wants to hire someone that doesn't sound confident in their abilities!

However, even with this, it is very helpful to have several people that can serve as references - don't they usually ask for these? - and serve as OTHERS that can "brag" on you. What a great help!

Sometimes there is a fine line between confidence and bragging and we should all be aware of any tendency we might have to cross over into the bragging area.

It seems that many times we get caught up in this when we are around others that feel the need to brag - especially if it has to do with job performance in the same area in which we may be working.

Here's the key - in WHATEVER you do... DO YOUR BEST and let your actions speak for you. Nothing speaks louder than RESULTS!

Yes, this IS part of living a happy and positive life because we "let go" of the need to brag on ourselves KNOWING that we have given it our best and that OUR BEST will bring about POSITIVE and POWERFUL RESULTS!

So, be honest with yourself - are you giving it your all?

If not, you likely will find yourself needing to brag a bit.

Remember, YOU ARE SOMEBODY SPECIAL and, because of that fact, you are NOT like everyone else and you do NOT need to brag like everyone else - do you?

No, you don't.

You are on the journey to success. You are on the journey to your goals and dreams. You are on the journey to living your best by giving your best. And, when you give your best - bragging is never necessary!

Wow - pretty cool, huh?

Resist the temptation when those around you involved themselves in this detrimental activity and you WILL make progress on your journey each and every day.

And, as you do so, always remember to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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