Talk is cheap.Everyone knows this cliché. We tune it out, turn it down – and often ignore the noise, oblivious to what others are saying. But not so much if we are the ones talking …
Talk, especially self-talk, is easy.
Never cheap, but really easy.
Self-talk is easily just jibber-jabber, self-congratulatory, letting ourselves off easily.
While most self-talk is non-destructive it is most often non-constructive. Critique without helpful comments, supportive perspective and ‘I’d like to help you’ messages we so easily convey to others.
Action isn’t cheap. Action isn’t easy. Action is hard. Action takes resolve. Action means doing things when nobody is looking. Action is doing things when there is no credit to be taken and nobody to recognize the action or attribute anything to its value – and when there is, it’s just self-talk.