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Only Say it if You Mean it

Posted On : Sep-23-2010 | seen (769) times | Article Word Count : 544 |

Saying things you don’t mean or making threats and promises that won’t be followed trough is a bad idea, since you’re not only showing lack of truthfulness, but also giving your kids an idea that it’s okay to be deceitful to obtain your goal.
I don’t think I met a single person who hasn’t heard that actions speak louder than words. But what we hear and know doesn’t always go hand in hand with what we practice and in the end we say one thing and do another. Unfortunately it says nothing good about us, not to mention giving a bad example to younger generations, so we should really start paying attention and try to avoid the discrepancies. How?

A lot of parents tell their kids that they won’t grow if they don’t eat their vegetables or that a wicked witch is going to take them if they’re not behaving. As we all know, those kinds of threats have no real backing, so it means the parents lie to their kids and sooner or later the kids figure it out, so the threats become pointless anyway. Saying things you don’t mean or making threats and promises that won’t be followed trough is a bad idea, since you’re not only showing lack of truthfulness, but also giving your kids an idea that it’s okay to be deceitful to obtain your goal.

The more you talk and the less you do, the less reliable you are in the eyes of your kids as well as adults around you. If a politician promises to clean up city parks and talks about it all the way through the elections, he is expected to get a broom, so to speak, the moment he wins. If he doesn’t, he loses the sympathy of his voters. Following an avalanche of words with action is the key, no matter if you’re trying to win over voters, or you want to gain a client saying you’re a SEO expert. Your word needs to be backed up by credentials and real actions; otherwise you’ll see that in a short time your word will be worth nothing.

Remember that there are actions, and then there are appearances. Just because you purchase triathlon gear doesn’t mean you’ll take part in a nearest triathlon or that you’re even in training; if you promise to fix up the garden, cutting down branches doesn’t fulfill your promise; simply saying you’re fair, hardworking and easy to cooperate with doesn’t make you so, because words are only words if they’re not backed up by actions. Whether it’s on the home front, at the office or facing strangers, you may be better off not even saying a word but simply acting to show that you mean business.

The benefit of sticking to your word and acting rather than making long speeches is that you’ll be true to yourself, you’ll be considered an honest and straight-forward person, and that you’ll have the respect of your family, friends and coworkers. Additionally your actions will get ahead of your words, so each next time you make a promise to fix a pipe, threaten your kids with a time out if the homework is not done or tell a potential client you can get a project finished in three days, it will be for sure that you mean it, and life will go much smoother for you as you won’t have to fight, beg or be unpleasant, you’ll just have to say things once.

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Torri Myler is a web designer and a SEO expert. She writes articles about computers and technology, sport and sports accessories like cycling apparel or triathlon gear.

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