Thursday, April 10, 2008

Walk Your Talk

I've been thinking a lot lately about the importance of being true to your word. It is so important in life, and in the development of character, to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Many times in working with someone as a counselor, I encourage my clients to approach various aspects of their life with consistency. When setting boundaries it is important to do so with consistency. Set boundaries inconsistently, and people don't take you seriously.

In so many areas of life, it is better to choose one's words carefully, and then live up to them. Backtracking... on boundary setting or on commitments will not serve us well.

I think it is an actual spiritual practice to make and keep promises, to set and maintain healthy boundaries, and to consciously make and honor our commitments. Our character and strength is forged in these practices.

Walking our talk is both a practice and an approach to living. Talk is cheap as they say. I believe that living up to our word is one of the greatest challenges in living. Carefully choosing our words and our commitments is a powerful part of this practice. It gives us less to follow through on. By more carefully choosing our words and commitments we have a much better chance of being true to them.

Make it a goal... to walk your talk... each and every day! Your life will never be the same!

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