Actions and Words

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. – Aristotle

 

No matter what you said, actions will always speak louder than words. Prove it.

Saw my friend’s facebook status above. It is so true.

A man is never judged by his intention, but by his action.

There are so many reasons for failing to follow through on the words.

There are good-hearted people who simply couldn’t do what is promised, either by circumstances or by the lack of his willpower.

There are also hypocrites out there. Ones who said one thing, and meant another. Another type of people come into mind: Do as I preached, not as I do.

With the latter, we can only be on guard. I hope you are not one of them.

For the former, there are ways to get around it. When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Keep your promise. Make it a priority in life. The topmost value of your life. It’s either you mean it, or you don’t say it at all. People will regard you highly as an honorable man (or woman).

Speak less, listen more. Sometimes, words aren’t needed at certain situations. Lending a listening ear is more important. Listening is, some people are not aware, a powerful action to-do. Listening do speak louder than word, for people can feel your empathy towards them. And when you do speak, people will sit up to listen.

Under-promise, over-deliver. What if you can’t do what you promise? Promise less, do more. Always aim to over-achieve. People will soon realize that you are the one who would constantly out-do yourself, give the very best and give a pleasant surprise to others.

Be punctual. Or better still, be there earlier. A meeting up with friends is a promise to meet at that time. Punctuality is a sign of respect of one’s time.

These are just some of the things to do. What other actions would you do? What are the things that you complement, that you always do in your daily life?

 

Meng

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