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The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
-- David Starr Jordan
 

 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Do what you’ve been talking about

When you have a choice between talking about what you’re going to do and doing it, the best option is clear. Just go ahead and do it.

Everyone knows talk is not action. That’s why no one pays much attention to what you say, no matter how loudly or colorfully you say it.

Lots of people pay attention to what you do. That’s especially true when what you do makes a difference in their lives.

Some folks might believe what you say, but many will not. Yet what you do is impossible to ignore or deny.

If your words are not having sufficient impact, put some positive action behind them. Better yet, skip the words and go straight to the action.

Don’t let yourself be impressed by your own empty words, because no one else will be. Do what you’ve been talking about instead of continuing to talk about what you’re planning to do.

— Ralph Marston

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