Talk is cheap, action is the true revealer of intentions.
People say things and make promises they have no intention of keeping on a daily basis.
You can tell someone you will pay him or her as many times as you want, but until your behavior coincides with that, the other person will probably not believe you.
Some feelings cannot be expressed in mere words; they require actions to speak for them.
Words are cheap, anyone can tell someone their check is in the mail, but they will not feel the immensity of these until they see the money on their account.
Do you remember the days of Charlie Chaplin? I used to watch this as a kid and would piss myself laughing. Also Tom and Jerry.
There was virtually no dialogue in either show, nary a clever word. But kids and adults around the world would share laughs and talk about it.
Even Mr Bean shows had no talk, just action, and the guy made billions without saying a word.
Settings, facial expressions and physical movement tell us what’s important. Granted, in this examples of silent films, actors sometimes mugged or exaggerated with a toothy grin or downcast eyes to get their points across.
I have had 2 girls and when they where all small, I could communicate with them with just facial expressions.
They know when I am happy with them or sad. And they have a way of telling me that the nappy is full.
How is this possible?
Because monkey see, monkey do.
Why do people say one thing and do another?
Why do they make promises one second only to break them minutes later?
Why do people say they care when it’s so obvious they couldn’t care less?
The car with a religious bumper sticker just cut me off. The parent makes the rules and then routinely breaks them. The leader just asked everyone to scale back and then spends like there’s no tomorrow. The politician says, “Trust me,” but we quickly learn that his promises are empty.
The truth is, talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words.
Let’s face it, you send a message with what you say AND what you do.
If words aren’t supported with consistent actions, they will ring hollow. Someone once said, “Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold –– but so does a hard-boiled egg.”
The bottom line is simply this: Trust is not guaranteed, and it can’t be won overnight.
Trust must be carefully developed, vigorously nurtured, and constantly reinforced. And, although trust may take a long time to develop, it can be lost through a single action –– once lost, it can be very difficult to re-establish.
So, any time you make a claim, no matter how small, and display inconsistent behavior, you shatter the comfort zone –– and weaken your bond of trust with others.
As a result, anything thought to be predictable in the future may be treated as suspect.
The fact is, everything you do in life sends a message. So, make sure to practice what you preach.
As Ben Franklin said, “Well done is better than well said.”
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