Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quote #414, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #414...

"What we do speaks so loud, that what we say, other people cannot even hear."
-Kevin Knebl-

As my friend Kevin and I were talking about life yesterday, the subject came up of people following through on what they say. Or lack there of. He then began to recite the above quote, which I thought was brilliant.

We've all heard 'Do as I say, not as I do.' Then there is the old famous "Actions speak louder than words." Lets not forget the classic "Talk is cheap." There are probably 27 other phrases that resonate with the topic here.

We agreed that both of us LISTEN to people, but more importantly, we also WATCH if their deeds match up with, and follow their word. Or, is it just fluff.

I've often told people the best characteristic I own is... my word. If I tell someone I will do something, it will be done. Period. Once you lose your word( ie your credibility), in my opinion, there isn't much left).

Kids are also very in tune with this. They may be listening to you. But don't think for a second thay aren't WATCHING you with every move you make. They are excellent little learners. And they learn from our ACTIONS more than our words.

Any doers, sayers out there?
That's my view...
what say you?

1 comment:

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