Shhhh…don’t say a word…
A 3 year old taught me a life lesson about a year ago. At the time she couldn’t talk, but she understood everything! She never misses a beat. We were sitting together, and I started looking at her. And thought to myself,
“Wow, you never say what you’re going to do, we only know what you want, how you feel, etc., because you just go and do, you don’t say a word.”
For my friends that know me, I can get to talking pending the room and topic.
There’s power in silence.
When we dream, or have goals we get excited! And then we talk about them, people listen and share in our enthusiasm and say wonderful encouraging things, that’s awesome, that’s going to be so good, etc., etc. Now your family and friends mean all those things. But what happened? That conversation happened like 6 months ago…and yeah now it’s July.
When I talk about my ideas I get a high! Excitement, almost as if I actually did something by talking about them, and since I got that release, the pressure to actually do it, is alleviated a little bit. I can do that later, like tomorrow.
Now some people say they’re going to do ‘x, y, & z,’ and they complete “x, y, and z,”feel compelled, a responsibility, or obligated to do ‘x, y, & z,’ because they want to keep their word, they feel compelled, responsible or obligated it, regardless they were honorable and did it.
In the comfort of our friends and family, expression is not terribly risky, and failure isn’t either (especially if you never start), because you can always say, oh yeah, I never started, it was just an idea, but if I had, it would’ve happened. Can’t prove nothing.
“In the end when all is said and done, often there is more said, than done.” – unknown
Words can be a lot of things; encouraging, powerful, necessary, beautiful, painful, but life is about living. Living is an action verb.
“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.” – Proverbs 13:4
So here’s to saying only what needs to be said.