Actions speak louder than words. Something my mum periodically quoted that the majority of us will fail to reach anywhere near the podium, as our words tend to 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. Whatever we say must be backed with an action.
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 always 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 our words become hollow and in the bigger scheme of things, those words will come to mean very little.