Action Must Be Followed By Reaction
“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” — Walter Bagehot ~ British journalist and essayist
If you do what you say, and say what you do, you will make it. But not only will you make it, you will succeed in tremendous fashion.
Everyday we think and talk about other people. We tacitly judge the actions of others, and yet what of our own. It is in our best interest to do the things that we say and believe other people need to do.
The horse upon which we sit is highest when we are people of action rather than judgement. We need to step out in front of our hypocrisy by being the person we want others to be.
Our concentration must be less on telling others what to do, and more on showing them why we believe in doing it. The best part about leading by action is that you can do it standing still.
If we stand up for what we believe in we inspire those around us to do the same. An argument is only as strong as those who are willing to do what they say in the face of great adversity.
The word must then be spread as we bare no greater responsibility to society then to share what we know. By not only doing what we say, but also saying what we do, we provide information to those who may need it.
We owe it those around us to tell people about what we are doing, how we are doing it, and most importantly, why we are doing it. When we define our motives, we actualize who we are and how we add value to the community.
We are better able to connect with others when they can count on us because they know what we say is what we do. This inevitably transcends into our ability to make a name for ourselves by how consistent our actions are with our words.
It is when others are willing to depend upon you that they are willing to buy from you. Doing what we say is important but action can also feel robotic at times. Which is why we must humanize our business by showing our customers why we do what we do.
Action always must be followed by reaction. Internal reflection is a necessary part of life, but it is in sharing our process that we share our most priceless commodity: peace of mind.