Actions Speak Louder Than Words
We can say whatever we can say. We promise other people or organizations that we will do things for them. Sometimes we promise a lot. But the actions towards what we say, says it all.
It’s cliché, but it's so true.
I have seen so many promises, but none of them ever came true. Of course, there are things you have to do first. But tell people what you’re planning to do and what you’re going to do. Otherwise, the words are lousy sentences. There will be no meaning from the words if you don’t do what you have said.
If I say to my daughters that I will make pancakes tonight, then they will expect that. If I don’t make those pancakes, they will be very disappointed. They can’t rely on me anymore.
And there are situations when you can’t do what you have promised to do. Like becoming ill one day before the event takes place. That is a situation you have to consider whether the illness is too bad not to show up. When you explain the situation, then I know for sure that they will understand. Don’t do this often otherwise you will become unpredictable. Then they will not ask you the next time. Well, it is how it is.
But what are the effects when your actions don’t correspondent with what you’ve said?
Well, as said there could be big consequences at work. You could be fired when you say you will do the job but you didn’t. That’s on a big level.
When you say to your partner that you’ll pick up the mail from the post office but you didn’t then you can be untrustworthy with your partner. He won’t believe you anymore when it happens very often. If this happened a lot then you could break up together. He or she can’t trust you.
When you have dates with your friends and you come too late than the time you agreed on than your friend can’t trust you anymore. Then she or he unfriend you slowly. You’ll end up being alone.
I hope people will learn that they do what they say they will do.
Agnes Laurens is a writer. She writes for the local newspaper. Agnes lives in Bunnik, The Netherlands, with her husband and three daughters. Writing is — aside from playing the violin — one of her passions since childhood. She is on Twitter and Instagram.