Actions vs Words

Actions vs. Words

Adulting, Author: Michelle Ioannou


Actions speak louder than words.

I know you’ve heard this your entire life. You may have even taken it for granted. But as we’ve gotten older, this phrase has become more relevant.

It seems like a simple concept. Almost like common sense, right? The things you do show people much more than the things you say. If you go on and on saying one thing, but you keep doing another thing, people are going to stop believing you, and stop believing in you.

As we continue to grow¬†older, this saying becomes more and more relevant. You learn to stop solely trusting people based on their words, and you instead start looking at their actions. For many of us, it may have taken getting hurt, or scarred, or lied to, to finally come to this realization — and that’s not a bad thing. Yes, it probably felt horrific at the time, but it was a learning experience.

A person’s actions show you who they are. Anyone can put together some words and make promises to you, tell you secrets, persuade you to believe them. But it takes a very special person to show how much they care about you through their actions. And those are the people you want in your life.

Millennials, be action people. Our words are important too — but make sure your words are backed up with actions. Let the things you do, and the way that you treat people, speak volumes. Be there for people, do good in the world, spread love and happiness, and don’t lose people’s trust.

We’re a generation that wants to implement change in the world, and the way to do this is through our actions. Start small — be there for your friends, family, significant other. Then work your way up to a community level, state level and so on.

Just always remember that your actions are what show people the real you. Your words are important, but your actions can diminish your words in an instant.

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