“They say ‘Actions speak louder than words’ but, where does the action form. What is spoken is the first to be heard. Your word is your bond, and truly forms the type of person you are. Propose a deed, but also follow through. If you can not hold up your end, you’re better off not speaking at all.”
The saying “your word is your bond” has come from Melvyn Douglas, an American Actor. I’ve heard this very phrase used my entire life. My father used to engrave this very idea into my head every time I would fall back on a favor to a friend, or back down from something I previously committed to.
I came to realize that if I can’t speak the truth and stick to it, I’m better off not speaking at all. People hear what they want to hear, and if they hear you wrong the outcome could deteriorate your own being on the premises of a misunderstanding or your own ill speaking. It has always been easy to speak but more difficult to act.
There is no better feeling than knowing what you speak is what you do. At the end of the day, I sleep better.
Written By: Will
Co-Founder and Owner of Tangible Triumph