The cliche sayings about people who don’t back up their words with deeds can go on and on. Why is that?
Because words are easy.
Because words can fool people.
Because words don’t cost anything to say.
Because words can persuade the speaker that they are actually taking action.
Because deeds can be secret.
Because deeds can be explained away.
Because deeds are hard.
Because deeds are dangerous.
Because deeds seems harmless.
I don’t know about you, but I know the deck is stacked in favor of words in my world. I have to be deliberate about my deeds; make decisions, choices, right, wrong, truth, lie, open, closed. Words – all I have to do is say them.
That is why I need to continually practice seeing the words and the deeds bound together like a hiker’s gear. It is a long journey and I need only bring the words along that are important to support the journey, the deed.
Thus endeth the sermon to myself.
quote by Alfred Adler, 1870-1937, Austrian Physician