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October 5, 2022

Your Actions Speak So Loud I Can’t Hear What You Say

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You’ve probably heard the expression “actions speak louder than words” before. I think that’s a gross understatement. Anyone can say anything, words don’t mean much unless they’re believable, and that’s where your actions are the proof that gives truth to your words.

So we need to take it a step further. To quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Your actions speak so loud I can’t hear what you say.”

When you speak - Talking about your dreams, making plans about the new exercise routine you want to be in, or whatever it might be - you’re setting an intention. Intentions are good in that they help guide your behavior, but intentions alone don’t change your life. They’re supportive of the thing that does change your life, which is doing.

Your behavior is the greatest evidence you have in your life. It proves what’s most important to you, what you’re committed to, what you care about, and what you’re investing in. Every action you take (or don’t take) is an imprint to your subconscious providing proof of your character.

Take these examples - Someone says that they’re adventurous but then they are too scared to try something new. Or someone says they want to be better with their budget but then they make an extravagant purchase. In both cases I’m going to believe what they did way more than what they said until proven otherwise. 

Some people are incredibly gifted speakers who have great ideas and inspire others. But in my experience I’ve tried to get less emotionally evoked by what people say and look at the facts. The follow through is everything and it’s important we wait to see it before drawing any conclusions.

Your actions speak so loud I can’t hear what you say.”

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