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Words aligned with action

Do your actions match your words? Such a simple little question but it has so much behind it. For those who know me well, they can attest to the fact that I am a big fan of “saying what you mean and meaning what you say” but I think one of the things I’ve discovered about myself is that I am always looking to see if people’s actions match their words. 

I can’t tell you how many times as a mother and a spouse I’ve said, “it’s not about the words you say….show me the actions.” I really do wait to see if people’s actions match their words. For me it’s a matter of integrity. I’m not one to just spout of some words because I think they are appropriate. If I say it, you better believe I will do it. 

I have no problem holding myself to this level of accountability in most things but there are a couple issues in my life where I just can’t quite make my actions match my words and that is something I’m working on because I really want change in those areas of my life. 

However, when it comes to others I find I have very little tolerance for people who aren’t in alignment (intention, feeling, words and action all coming together). It makes me feel like they don’t respect me enough to be real with me. 

I guess it could be considered a way I judge people’s authenticity. So tell me… your words match your actions? 


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