Take a long, hard, honest look at your life. Are you a doer? Doers make things happen. Talkers get the credit.
“Success is a journey not a destination.” And the doing of a thing, is usually more important than the outcome.
Who Are You
You must fully be confident in who and what YOU are as a person. You can’t live off the success of your grandparents, parents, siblings, co-workers, friends or even your church. You can’t stand on the accomplishments of others, thinking just because you are a part of them, you can somehow take some of the credit. Nope! It won’t work – especially when you haven’t done anything to personally contribute. So, it’s best to find what’s important to you; what sits right with your heart… and do it. Put your own dreams into action. Only then will you be confident and unshakable. It’s okay if you don’t have all the answers right away… but start anyway.
“If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.” And if you shy away from following after your dreams, you cheat yourself and the others who love you and care about you most. You also – in a sense – cheat GOD and life… because He has given you all of these great qualities, talents and abilities to just sit on – and do nothing. However, you’re better than that. So don’t let it be said about you that you are, “All talk, and no action.” But know what’s important. Let it show through what you do. Stand for something… stand for life… stand for GOD. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” ~ James 1:22 (KJV)
Put Your Words Into Actions
Words are just that… words. They can only go so far. They won’t change the world. But your actions… that’s a different story. Actions speak loud – they speak volumes. Yet, action is the most difficult step for many people. We, as people, can talk a good game… but live our lives completely different. The way we live, how we act, where we work, who our close friends are, etc… tells us who we really are and what we honestly believe.
The great achievers are the people in the background who work hard, read a lot, and experiment so things can get done. They let their achievements speak for themselves. They don’t draw attention to what they do, they just do it.
Talkers do the opposite. They are so good at rallying people together, at inspiring them or just getting themselves noticed that, often, they realize that’s all they need to do. People who pay attention to talkers think “Why would they lie?” or “They really believe in themselves,” so they believe what the talker says… even though there may not be evidence to prove it.
But the way to success… and everything else in life that’s good – is through action. “In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” ~ Proverbs 14:23