…Louder Than Words.
Well, anyway, Merry Meet!
I’m sure you didn’t need the IOP to tell you that is what you must be thinking. And I would say you are right… however, the meaning for me is kind of dark and twisty. We had another good read for our group this afternoon. I don’t know where these come from but they are copied and given to us.
People may doubt what I say, but they always believe what I do. ~ Ellie E.
It’s maddening and frustrating when people don’t believe what we say. Not that they think we’re liars, exactly–just that they don’t believe us. When we tell them we’ve made a commitment, for example, they may just roll their eyes as if to say, “Oh sure, tell me another one.”
Actions speak a lot louder than words. Before, maybe many times before, we might have told the same people about making the same commitment. And then we gave it up almost as soon as we said it. Eventually our words have no credence to anyone–including ourselves. If we want people to believe us, we have to follow-up on what we say. If we say we won’t tolerate abuse, we have to do what it takes to stop it. If we say we are going to take better care of ourselves, we have to make a plan of action and stick to it. Talk is cheap.
It is amazing how quickly we can gain credibility when we walk our talk.
Now think of this like I do.. as a multiple who has had many an altar at different times come out and assure someone, whether it be me, myself or someone else on the outside. Just how many times has one of us come out and made a promise or set a date and then didn’t tell the one who was actually out front? That makes me look like a dufus. No wonder we are so poor… talk is cheap. Action is where the money is! I think I need to turn into a girl of action. So, that’s that and I want to thank you for taking time to read this with us!
Diana (May 11, 2015)