Yes, beliefs are important for they shape who we are, but our identity is revealed not through our beliefs or our talk, but through our actions.
– Thomas Ingram, The New Normal
While the saying ‘Actions speak louder than words‘ is well known to people, it is with good reason.
If we wish to live a better life, we need to choose the people in our lives by their actions and not by what they want us to believe to be true about them.
People say things they don’t mean on a daily basis. We throw out fake apologies, and we sometimes even tell people that we care when we know that deep inside we don’t. And while this may be a bit harsh, it is something that we often cannot control. But in order to be better we must follow up on our words with actions. Otherwise we will not be able to form healthy relationships in our lives.
We remember people by their actions, not so much by their words.
Making sure that we keep our promises, act honorably, and guide others to do the same is crucial for a healthy society.
Of course, you might be a kind-hearted person who wants to help others, but if you cannot follow through on something you’re being asked to do, don’t make that promise in the first place. The last thing you want is to be known as a person who lets people down. Understanding your limitations and living by them is highly important.
If you want to prove your loyalty to others, don’t waste their time by making promises or telling them how much you care about them if, when push comes to shove, you do not act these things out.
When the people we care for are suffering we do whatever is necessary to help them, especially if we reassured them that they could count on us in times of need. You cannot expect others to be by your side when you need them if you aren’t willing to do the same for them.
The people who love you the most will not waste precious time trying to persuade you to become honest and honorable if you are not willing to make that change yourself.
They will not be there for you when you’re at your lowest if you were not there for them when they were suffering and needed you.
On the same note, do not let someone persuade you with words to get you where they want you to be. Instead, make them prove they are honest and mean well by showing themselves in action.
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