There are two very specific types of people that I would like to explore in this blog:
The Talker is someone that always has an idea, but rarely follows through. Says they are going to do something, but never does. Gives false hope to appease someone in the moment, but only succeeds at disappointing them.
The Walker is someone that is usually quiet until they have something to say. Focused on actions rather than words. Unafraid to take risks because they know that the risk can lead to rewards and/or results. Understands that trying and not succeeding the first time is NOT FAILURE, but rather it is an opportunity to get back up and try it a different way.
Most of us are familiar with these types of people because we encounter them in our lives each day. As you are reading this I’m sure you are mentally categorizing some of your own friends, family members, and acquaintances into one of these groups, but let’s take it a step further by asking yourself, “Which one am I?”
If you are the person that finds yourself to be, “The Talker”, what can you be doing differently to turn your talking into action? Challenge yourself to see something through, to be true to your word, and to apologize if you cannot stick to your word.
If you are the person that finds yourself to be, “The Walker”, how can you encourage others around you to learn how to turn their words into action? Yes, you are responsible to teach others around you and to hold them accountable for doing what they say they are going to do. Do not enable the bad behavior by just letting it slide or sugar-coating what you really think or feel.
In Hollywood, there are A LOT of talkers. Somehow the culture has enabled this behavior. Everyone is trying to keep up with one another, pretending to have or be something that they aren’t, desperately trying to be one of the ‘cool kids’. Trying to climb the ladder to fame, even if it means compromising values once held or telling blatant lies so long as it yields desired outcomes. Many people are afraid of helping others because they fear they may be aiding their competition to take something from them, but in reality –
When you help others, it is impossible not to be helping yourself at the same time.