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Beyond Words.

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January 31, 2007.

“Words and feathers are tossed by the wind.”
English Proverb

Talk sure is cheap these days. Everywhere we turn it seems all sorts of people are chattering on and on about how they’re going to do this and going to do that. But truth be told, when all is said and done, a lot more is usually said than done.

There is never going to be a shortage of people who can talk a good game. Garrulous smooth talkers possessing the gift of gab are a dime a dozen. By the same token, there is always going to be a scarcity of individuals who actually back up their words with any kind of tangible action.

“All our words from loose using have lost their edge.”
Ernest Hemingway

The reason there is so much hot air spewing about is simple; it takes very little to blow your own horn. All you really need is a mouth, some spare time and someone who’ll listen. And to many it sounds good to hear themselves prattle on and on about all of their great plans and great ambitions in life. Yakking about what they’re going to do gives them a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. But going outside, where the action is, gives them a full-fledged case of the heebie-jeebies.

When you finally clear the air, which is not always easy with so many folks blowing smoke, you will see what too many miss: that you must get beyond just words if you’re ever going to get where you’ve always dreamed of going. It is one thing to talk your talk; since all you really have to do is move your lips. It’s quite another to walk your talk, where you back up the words by making your move.

“When ideas fail, words come in very handy.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And it is precisely in this ‘making your move’ part of the equation where the majority becomes frozen in their tracks. Out there in the real arena, where flippantly flapping your gums doesn’t get the job done, the only thing that really counts is what you are willing to DO — right here, right now. Talk is not just cheap at this point in time; it is utterly useless. It’s time to put up or shut up.

With your words stripped away, the only thing that stands between you and the life you desire is YOU. All the words in the dictionary won’t save you, only your actions. In these make or break moments, select split seconds where our destinies are forever shaped, far too many cower and run for cover. They back away from life’s challenges and scamper back to the safety of their own words, where they can comfort themselves with an endless potpourri of dead end excuses: ‘it’s not my fault’ and ‘life’s just not fair.’ Buried in a blizzard of worthless words, they feel all comfy again. But what becomes of their hopes and dreams? They remain out in the distance, nothing but a muddled jumble of empty words.

“We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”
Abigail Adams

That’s not to say that words do not have their place. Winners hold no shortage of wonderful words to describe the incredible, awe-inspiring dreams and plans they hold within. Each day they paint a resplendent word picture of all the things they want to experience and accomplish. But here’s the BIG difference that separates them from the big talkers; they get busy making them happen daily — and so should you. They realize that time is better spent passionately pursuing their goals than simply talking about them — and so must you.

So what’s it going to be? Are you going to waste time babbling about what you’re going to do OR are you going to get busy and make something special happen instead? The prime time players, renowned for their spectacular achievements, rarely spend a moment talking about their dreams or grandiose plans — and neither should you. They get out on the playing field and make things happen — and so should you.

Isn't it high time that you stopped talking and started making your dreams come true? Rather than talk a good game, why not play the game with everything you've got each and every day? Then and only then, by putting your best to the ultimate test, can you finally let your actions speak for themselves.

The Bottom Line: Actions always speak louder than words. Make sure yours do.

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