Actions speak louder than words. Something my mum periodically quoted that some of us will fail to do, as our words speak louder than our actions, with no intentions of an action in sight.
We’re masters at talking the talk, but nowhere near that when it comes to walking the walk, acting on what we say. But there’s no point in talking, if we’re not prepared to act.
For example, if we say we respect and love our spouse or anyone else, those thoughts must be backed up with respectful and loving actions. All words need to be backed by actions on the choices we make.
When we speak, but not act there will be a different mindset going on. There will also be a trust problem, because what we say isn’t always what we will do. Other have to be able to trust what we say through our actions.
All actions must re-affirm and reflect our words, otherwise words become hollow and will come to mean very little.