The quote to left sums up a lot in just a few words. Sure, saying good things is nice. But what we do says so much more.
Do you talk about the importance of working hard, but treat those in service positions poorly?
Do you tell your kids to behave one way while you behave in the opposite manner?
Do you talk about the person you want to be, whether it be career aspirations or personal goals, yet find yourself wasting the day on TV or Twitter?
Do you complain about people who talk about themselves, yet always turn the conversation to you?
Those of us who blog find ourselves talking. A lot. We tend to have opinions on all sorts of topics. Since most people who read our words don’t see us in real life, often the only thing they know of us are our words.
Which makes it a lot easier to be who we want to be.
In reality, we do still live in the real world. So, it is good to remember that what we choose to do, the actions we take, say so much more about us.
Hopefully we can find that our words are a complement to our actions, and not just noise.
Speaking of actions (ahhh yes, the segue), there is still time to be part of something positive with all this blogging and tweeting and such. Check out #gowithout and link up with other bloggers choosing to make a small difference.
***The quote above appears to be derived from the original RWE quote here: “Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.”