Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

People talk about what they are going to do all the time. I want to see it, not hear it. Actions speak louder than words. All right, you have decided to become the person others want to be. You’ve taken that first step on your journey. Goals have been set and you have written a detailed plan for accomplishing them. Now what? How are you going to get to that finish line? You see, it’s all a waste of time and energy if you don’t begin to do the work. You have to crack that egg to make your omelet. Congratulations! It’s time to take that first step on your journey to a new you. Enjoy these actions speak louder than words quotes.

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
~ Irish Proverb

Actions, it does speak louder than words

This is the most important step, ACTION. Your actions do speak louder than words. Once you have made your decision to accomplish anything, 50% of the work is done. Congratulations once again, you are already halfway there. The other 50% comes from the action of getting it done.

It’s great that you have set your goals, written a good plan, and are ready to change. Unfortunately, nothing will change without ACTION. You must do the work. This is what stops most people. They are unwilling to do the work and make the sacrifices. This is why only 1% of people succeed. You are not like most people. It is inside you to get moving and take that step.

You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.
~ Abraham Maslow

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home, and think about it. Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie

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A Small Change

A small change in your thought process can result in a large change to your lifestyle. That change is called ACTION. Inaction creates procrastination, procrastination leads to more inaction. It is a vicious cycle. So, why do you procrastinate?

You have to get out of your comfort zone and that scares you.

The fear of failure.

You might have a fear of success.

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Moving out of your comfort zone is difficult. It’s called a comfort zone for reason, it’s comfortable. You don’t like to be uncomfortable, nobody does. But it’s necessary for change.

Fears

Whenever you decide to do anything significant, like change, you experience a fear of failure. This is common. Those annoying little Doubt Demons will come out of hiding, repeating those thoughts of failure. “What if I fail, what will people say?”

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
~ Arnold Glasow

Procrastination also comes from a fear of success. Many people do not see themselves as being successful. What will happen in your life if you succeed in accomplishing your goal? How will your life change? If your business becomes successful, how will that impact your time? Your family? You will have to deal with these fears before you can take that first step.

Reasons

Other reasons for inaction and procrastination can be:

Your goal is overwhelming.

It’s too complicated.

The timing isn’t right.

Goals

Goals can be overwhelming. Think about if you have a goal to become a published author. The thought of coming up with an exciting plot and intriguing characters that keep the reader engaged. Writing 50,000 to 100,000 words can be staggering.

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
~ Mario Andretti

That Overwhelming Feeling

When you start on a new journey there can be a learning curve. Your goal can seem too complicated. If you decide to start a new business, you might not know what it takes to run a business. You will have to spend a lot of time studying and learning.

It’s Never The Right Time

Probably the greatest cause of procrastination is timing. You want to change your life, but today is not the best day to start. You don’t feel prepared. Equipment needs to be bought. How to Books need to be read. You decide to begin an exercise program to lose weight. Procrastination sets in because you don’t have the right clothes.

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
~ Confucius

The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
~ Confucius

Oh, That Smell

I’m here to tell you that all the reasons outlined above are one thing. EXCUSES! They all stink.

There is one way to overcome procrastination which is created by inaction and you know what it is. ACTION! When you take that first step and put your plan to action, it does some marvelous things to your mindset. Does action speak louder than words? See for yourself.

Results of Action

It conquers your fears.

Provides you with the knowledge of how you’re going to accomplish your goal.

K. I. S. S. (Keep It Simple St***d). Things become simpler.

You will eliminate all excuses.

It will ignite a passion within you.

Stepping out of your comfort zone will become tolerable.

You will learn how to embrace failure.

Action will chase those Doubt Demons back into their hiding place. You will be able to control and conquer all your fears.

Focus On Your Why

Focusing on your WHY will keep you from worrying about how you’re going to accomplish your goals. You will learn new things and techniques to put your plan into motion. These actions speak louder than words quotes will help.

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
~ St. Augustine

Never confuse motion with action.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Your mind will take your overwhelming goal and break it down. You will look at your project in smaller more manageable bits. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. (Please don’t try to eat an elephant. They are magnificent and there aren’t enough of them.)

All the excuses that caused you to procrastinate will become trivial. With ACTION you will begin to eliminate your excuses one by one. Pretty soon they will be all gone.

Let every man or woman here remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.
~ Russel H. Conwell

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The Greatest Reward

The greatest reward of taking the first step in putting your plan into ACTION is passion. It will ignite a passion within you to achieve your goal. Once you have lit this passion, you become unstoppable.

Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard. Possibly, one of the hardest things you do. Once you’re out, you realize that you can survive. Even though it might not be comfortable taking ACTION, you find that it is tolerable.

Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
~ David Lloyd George

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
~ Aristotle

What About Failure?

Failure is going to happen. Anyone who has ever accomplished anything great has had many failures along the way. The reason that they were successful was that they persevered. You are going to have failures and setbacks along the way. Embrace your failures, don’t hide from them. Don’t use them as an excuse to quit. Once you fail, you are closer to success. They are just steppingstones along the way.

Does action speak louder than words? You bet! Do you find it difficult to get started, to begin a journey to change? Are you a victim of procrastination? Have you found that just doing something, without thinking about it, is easier for you? Do you have a story on how you defeated procrastination with action? If so, I would love to hear about it. If you haven’t joined my email list yet, click on the blue-button above. You will be able to receive my newsletters, e-book, courses, etc. You can find everything you need to grow your self-confidence.

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64 thoughts on “Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words?

  1. I truly appreciate the jolts into action you have outlined in this post. The statement re procrastination – thank you for putting it as simple as that. The sense of relief once getting underway with an action always makes me think about why did I let an issue gather dust before dealing with it!

  2. That’s true. Actions are really important than words. I don’t want to talk about others if I talk about myself than its really important to try and not fear of failure. I used think about being a youtuber and upload singing videos but in my heart I’ve been always feared about failure because I wasn’t good enough in singing or maybe I am not sure about it. But about my poetries I don’t know if I am good enough or not but I am sure about it so when I read a article about blogging while internet surfing I just didn’t think anything much and started to post.
    So for me my actions spoke loudly and effectively than my words or dreams or fantasies

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I love the fact that you just started without thinking. You are talented and it would be a shame to hide your gifts from the world. Donโ€™t worry about results. Live your dreams. Actions defeat all fears. Take care.

  3. Tomorrow I return to school once again, and this was very much needed. Thank you so much for sharing. You motivate and inspire me!
    Take care!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž

  4. True, we should be judged by our actions especially on commitments. I like the list of possible reasons that lead to inaction. Knowing such allows one to fix and act.

    1. Kingsley, I am honored you would think of and nominate me for this award. Unfortunately I wonโ€™t be able to complete it. Iโ€™m busy writing, recording my podcasts, and developing a course. This is taking all my time right now. Once again, I am humbled. Take care.

  5. โ—‡ – Diamond Hard – โ—‡

    โ—‡ As a Writer My “Actions” ARE “Words” and They Rip Weak Minded Peoples Minds Apart; a Common Refrain is “STOP FUCKING WITH MY BRAIN!!! or ELSE!!!” and I Just Smile and My Lights ARE Punched Out…as I Come To The Assailant has either Run Away or is Still There Making Sure I AM OK and Incredibly Apologetic with “Words” so which Speaks Louder; is it The Cowards “Actions” in Running Away or The “Words” of The Regretful and Remorseful who Stuck With Me to Make Sure I Was OK ๐Ÿค” ?

    โ—‡ – Diamond Hard – โ—‡

    …โ—‡โ—‡โ—‡…

  6. My mother used to talk about eating the elephant one bite at a time and she used to remind me not to do so too a elephants are precious. Another thing my dad has said is “It’s always easier to ask forgiveness than permission.” Take that with a grain of salt as some actions do have repercussions. BUT. If we always asked our own mind for permission instead of just getting stuck in and taking action, or subconscious would find av way to convince us not to do so many things.

    Thank you for these wise and powerful words.

    1. Your dad and I think alike. Thatโ€™s one of my favorite sayings. I look at it as do what it takes to get the job done, donโ€™t wait around for a committee to debate whether to grant permission. Thank you for reading and commenting. Take care.

  7. That Dale Carnegie quote, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home, and think about it. Go out and get busy” is so true! When we sit around and think about things for too long, we can lose momentum and let our fear take over. Then we fail to ever even get started. As you said, taking that first step is key. And even if we can only manage to get one toe over the line of our comfort zone initially, each step will become easier to take. Thanks for a great post and dose of inspiration!

  8. This is a great post chief! Quite an organized post and neat content and quotes. I do have a good amount of work to be done in the action phase. Thanks for the reminder. ๐Ÿ™Œ

  9. You have added beautiful quotations and your words resonate their essence . S very inspiring post which I am sure will put many in action .

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