ow this isn’t a “blast” post, this isn’t to pinpoint who’s been talking about who. This is to express a pet-peeve I see friends, twitter ‘personalities’, and randomers do. This is a mini shout-out to myself to cut these certain habits, and an even bigger shout out to you all to expel this bullshit from your ways. Effective immediately.
When I say “stop running your mouth”, I’m referring to this trend of telling your mama, your friend’s mama, your twitter timeline and facebook feed that you are going to do something big… and then you don’t do it. I’m referring to the fake goal setters, the gum flappers of ideas that never go anywhere. I’m referring to those who state shit, just to hear it roll off of their tongues. Yes, you all. We all do it at some point, but when it becomes excessive, it becomes a problem. People lose faith in your words and your ability to commit, not only to projects and such, but to your damn self. If you can’t commit to yourself, your goals, your mental and physical well-being, your future, the OVERALL betterment of yourself, who the hell do you think is going to trust your words?
I know there are instances where you never get around to it, you lose interest, and so on, but learn to keep it to yourself till your sure. Trust me, this is something I struggle with too sometimes. You get a brilliant idea, you want to shout it from the rough tops, right? Don’t. Sit on it. Let it marinate. Do the necessary work to make it happen, then unleash it to the world. Either that, or you simply live up to your word. It’s fairly simple.
Last week I attended a few workshops, one being centered around “Being Intentional” and honoring the words you speak about yourself. Most of us operate in “autopilot” mode, but in reality you have the ability to choose the direction of your life. It starts with your thoughts, flows into the power of the tongue, and eventually adds that pep into your actions. You should do everything with purpose. Everything. And what you speak into the world should be of your honest intentions. It should follow the thoughts within that mind of yours, and should honor you.
Don’t broadcast it if you know there is a possibility you’re going to chicken out of it. Don’t broadcast it if it’s not feasible to you right now. Don’t broadcast it if you’re simply saying it to get a reaction. Only do so when you’re ready for your words to match your actions… and even then you do not need to share it.There are reasons why there are age old sayings like “Actions speak louder than words” & “Don’t just say it. Do it”. Be true to your “talk game”, let your actions match or surpass your words or just simply be quiet.