Anyone with a mouth and vocal chords can say just about anything. Even if you don’t, you can still communicate what you want to do via written means or hand signals. Communicating an intention is easy to do. It isn’t the part that matters, though.
Everything is easier said than done. How many people have said that they are going to change their entire life and make some massive corrections on December 31st? I’d say just about everyone. 99% of those people are actually full of shit and never do anything.
You see, it is easy to convey an intention. It is easy to say that you intend to do something. The saying part is simple, effortless, and is therefore meaningless. It is the action that comes next that actually means something to everyone.
When a girl or a guy says they like you, and yet their actions display the opposite, they are full of shit – They don’t like you. When a customer says that they will buy from you, and they never do – they are full of shit, too.
Successful people in any area of life have the following traits in common.
They decide what they want and they do the research.
They create a plan for what they want to do.
They get determined.
They commit to DO WHAT IS REQUIRED. This is everything – not just what is comfortable to them.
They get to work. And do what it takes.
Just in case you were wondering, “Determined” is doing the thing you said you would do, long after the feeling you said it in had left you. That means when you said you would help your friend move house, when you would show up to the gym, when you would call that customer back about their complaint, or when you made that New Year’s Resolution – YOU DO IT.
It is called having Integrity, and if you make yourself do the things you said you would do, you will soon second guess making irrational statements of intention. You and others will actually value what comes out of your mouth because you all know that what comes out actually happens.
Everything is easier said than done. That is why a lot of people are full of it, and only a few actually get the results that they want.
Communicate in actions, not just words. Showing love means infinitely more than it just saying love. Giving value means infinitely more that talking value. The proof is in the pudding.
Anyone can talk shit. Very few of us are willing to wade knee deep through it to get the prize at the end.