“Actions speak louder than words. Words cost nothing. Actions can cost everything.”
― Aleksandra Layland
Telling someone you’re going to do something is easy. Telling someone your goals is easy. Telling yourself that you’ll “do it later” is easy. But actions are more difficult. They require time and dedication, they require sacrifice. Anything you do takes sacrifice. When you’re at work, you’re sacrificing your time in order to be at work. Because you could be doing something else with your time such as watching Netflix. You may think you “have” to go to work, but that isn’t true. Even when you don’t feel like going to work you still choose to go, you could not show up but you don’t want to face the consequences.
Everyday we make hundreds of decisions for ourselves. Decisions that are shaping our future and how certain situations will turn out for us. The question is if you are willing to avoid that voice inside your head that tells you to “do it later” because all that is doing is setting you back from the others that choose to do it now.
The problem is, we don’t face consequences when it comes to internal battles. That is, immediate consequences. We can procrastinate little things all we want and nothing happens. If you skip the gym a couple times you’ll lose progress and before you know it, you’re caught in a snowball not going at all. Little things that we don’t think matter are actually the most important. When you’re clicking on all cylinders and being productive, its easier to the bigger stuff in your life.
Start acting how you talk. Don’t talk one way and be another, because then you become like everyone else. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. You’ve never heard about a professional football player in the hall of fame because of all the things he said he was going to do in his life. You hear of him because of all the things he DID.