Be What You Believe

2-7-2012 11-44-17 AM

I’ve been doing a lot of inventory lately into personal ideals and self reflection following a lot of changes in my life. I’ve had a lot of new perspectives and outlooks on things both personal and professional.  One of the common threads I’ve come to understand is just how important it is to position the essence of who we really are to align with the ideals of what we really believe.

“They’re all talk.” Heard that one?  “They talk the talk, but they don’t walk the walk.”  That one too?  So many times in life we encounter people or entities that speak a big game but just can never take the stance that the fundamental principles that I endorse and in turn project to others apply to me or us as well.  You can believe in something, but do you really embody that belief?

The last while has been quite challenging because I’m starting to see through a lot of the fog to really see people in a much different light.  Many times, loyalties and commitments can narrow our view and can blind us from really understand the way people really are and how they act.  People speak a big game about the way people need to treat others only to mistreat the people they should be caring for and respecting.  Companies talk about growing, innovating, creating, and revitalizing only to be caught in the same ruts over and over again.

“Your actions speak so loud that I cannot hear what you are saying.”

One of my favorite quotes from my most influential teacher growing up.  It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another thing altogether to be it.  When we don’t follow through on the principles we believe to be right and true, we lose credibility.  We lose it to those that believe in us as well as to ourselves.

So what’s the magic formula to successfully doing this?  Well, we know we can’t change everyone and everything, but we can start somewhere.  We can begin with ourselves.  We can all take the time to understand what is really important to us.  We can understand that in order to stand for this thing I need to stand up against this other things that deters me from accomplishing the first.  I need to say what I’m going to do then follow through and do it.

Conviction only point our direction in life.  Courage drives us there.

~ by bfmooz on February 7, 2012.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: