Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Your Actions May Betray You

So, what do you say?
Yeah, maybe a trick question. You see, there are two ways to look at that question:
          1. What do you say with your words?
          2. What do you say with your actions?
Bottom line: it doesn't matter what you say with your words...they are just words. It's what you DO that matters, right?
Of course that's right.
Similar to the graphic at the top of this article is the saying, "You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk?".
You need to be careful because your ACTIONS may betray your words.
Let me give you a real-life example that I experienced last week:
          I was talking to a guy on the phone the other day doing a "pre-screening interview" based on some information he had filled out on line about looking for a work-from-home opportunity. He was currently unemployed and told me that, on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 obviously being high) he was DEFINITELY A "10"! After I told him what I needed to tell him, I asked him how soon he could take a look at the information I had directed him to. Now, realize that this was on a Friday and, remember, he was unemployed which means he had nothing to do. His answer, "Uh...the weekend might be hard so, uh....probably like Tuesday or something."
          His ACTIONS (or lack thereof) were betraying his words (I'm a "10"!).
This guy certainly was not a "10" or he would have been checking out the information right away.
What about you?
Again, you have to be careful! Be careful about what you SAY around others about your plans and dreams. Remember, they are LISTENING! And, they will be asking how you are doing with what you said you were going to do.
Hey, it's hard enough as it is without having to face that, friend.
But, also, be careful with yourself. Don't say that you are willing to do whatever it takes if you aren't willing to do whatever it takes. Literally.
You know what I'm talking about. Get honest with yourself and realize that your actions may not be matching up with your words. And, yes, your actions will betray what you say.
Fix it.
And then let your ACTIONS speak louder than your words in a POWERFUL and POSITIVE way!
Pretty cool, right?
Until next time, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

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