The Big Difference of Saying vs. Doing

Do you have something you need to do?

Something you have been talking about for a long time?

Why haven’t you done it?

We all like to talk about what we are going to do.

Yet, when it comes to the doing part… we fall short.

We put it off.  We hesitate.  We come up with excuses.

This is especially true when it comes to our goals and dreams.

Why do we talk, instead of do?

Talking vs. Doing

I recently had a friend ask me about this blog.

“Oh, I could do that.”

“Do what?”

“You know, the blogging thing.  I could do that.  I have a few ideas.  I could make a blog.”

Trying to be supportive, I said, “OK, why don’t you do it then?”

The excuses started flowing… like a fire hose.

“Oh well, you know… I don’t have the time.  I haven’t gotten around to it.  Actually, it’s not worth my time.”

There is a big difference between saying and doing.

Confusing Activity and Action

Many people think that if they just talk long enough about their dreams, that they will come true.

I guess they think that their goals will just magically happen.

They are confusing activity vs. action.

“Going through the motions of blabbing about your goals is much different that putting that first foot forward and stepping towards your goals.”

Another friend has wanted to write a book for a long time.

My advice is to do it.  Don’t make excuses.  Don’t put it off.

Just do.  Not tomorrow.  Today.

Don’t Say It, Just Do

Put your actions where you mouth is.

It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about a project, a hobby, a relationship, or getting in shape.

Don’t talk… do.

Don’t complain… do.

Don’t make excuses… do.

The power is in the doing, not in the talking.

What have you been talking about that you need to be doing?

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  • Zen_Ken

    The greatest difference in people are the ones that can separate the word ‘inaction’ into two words.

    • TMNinja

      @Zen_Ken Kenny, love that thought!

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  • raunom

    You’ve got that right. Playing the “I should do this” game usually takes more time than actually doing it. And it’s so much more stress as well. Good post!

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  • June Ribaldi

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  • Derek Howie

    # O.K. Folks Let Us Just Do It . Give an Do Whatever Is Asked Of Us In Troubled Times an With A Gracious