I wrote about how words matter and how they sometimes preceed your actions in driving interaction.
But words without actions are plain. Like an egg without a yolk. What gives words their power is the backing of the action it promises. It’s why God is God. His words do not go unfulfilled. It’s why some great people get ostracized, when their words fail in the presence of their actions.
It’s how strong people are graded. Words are important. They sway. They soothe. They sting. But this only happens because of physical evidence of their meaning.
The only thing that matters is what you do. As long as what you do lines up with your words. Your very words become powerful.
Wrote this to balance my former write up on words.
There is this cover of fear that exists. The fear of taking the wrong direction and wasting time. Especially when the current activity isn’t yeilding any result and projections seem grim. This same story has been told thousands of times over the centuries and millennia. Of those too afraid to try less they fail. Of those who try then stop, less they lose time and of those who continued inspite of the threat of lost time and failure.
We all know how the story ends, and how this still evades actual practice in the main populous. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. What particular skill can I have if I put in only 15 mins a day worth of effort within the next year?
“Take a simple idea and take it seriously.” — Charlie Munger.