“Jesus Christ said ‘by their fruits ye shall know them,’ not by their disclaimers.”
~William S. Burroughs
And this pretty much says it all. You can say all that you want but until and unless you are willing to take the dive and prove the worth of your words, nobody is going to believe that you are capable of any particular task. The question that might come to your mind right now is this, why is it that your word is not enough? Here are seven reasons why actions speak louder than words.
Faith in What is Seen rather than Heard
What are actions? A deed that is done. In other words, something that you say you will do and then go on and do it. What happens is simple. When you commit to a deed and fulfill it, people are literally able to see that you are a person of your word. You will be able to relate to the fact that in this world full of discrepancy and deception, it is not easy for anyone to accept everything that comes out of your mouth. By acting upon what you say, you create a world of trust where people will know that you do what you say.
Reliance on Capability
The best thing about keeping your word is that people are not only able to see that you do what you promised, but at the same time see that you are very capable. Your potential is unveiled and your work will shine through, assuring everyone that you know what you are doing. In terms of working relationships, this is perhaps the most important aspect of why actions speak louder and clearer than words.
Building Trust through Delivery
A world without trust is a world incomplete. And trust does not come within a day or even a week. It is developed through time, constant effort and persistent results. This is only possible when you ascertain that you deliver whatever it is that you have promised.
You are known by the work that you do. Your reputation, be it among your friends or at your work place will be set based on what you do. This is why you must at all times, make sure that you only say things that you have intentions of doing, because your reputation will be marked buy your actions.
Words become Actions
There comes a time that your actions become words. Why? Because people come to rely on the fact that what you are saying is not simply the movement of your mouth or the sound of your voice, but rather a plan of action that you plan to embark upon! Your words become a guarantee. What you do need to keep in mind though is that one slip and the trust is shattered like glass.
Therefore, no matter what the claim, you need to make sure that it is fulfilled the way you say it and when you say it.
A Selection of Actions Speak Louder Than Words Quotes
“The ‘difference’ = What you say you’ll do – what you actually do” ~ George Akomas Jr
“Walk the walk…talk ain’t necessary” ~ George Akomas Jr
“Life is too short to be around someone that says they love you but doesn’t show it.” ~ Elizabeth Bourgeret
“Jesus Christ said ‘by their fruits ye shall know them,’ not by their disclaimers.” ~ William S. Burroughs
“Thoughts do more. Words to much. Actions do much more.” ~ Israelmore Ayivor