Here are related ways to think about this lesson:
- It is much easier to speak than to take action.
- Your walk (actions) and your talk (words) must match.
- Talk is cheap; truth is harder.
Here’s a summary of this life lesson:
Actions speak louder than words. It is much easier to say something in the moment than it is to follow through with matching behavior. Intentions may be well meaning, but they don’t always happen. Promised actions require commitment; they either happen or they don’t. Matching words and actions form the basis of trust.
A good starting point for trust and accountability is to clarify and understand each other’s meaning. When both parties manage their expectations, it is more likely that promises made are promises kept.
Ask yourself, “To get unstuck, I need to learn how to . . . “
Click on the skill you’d most like to learn! Use these skills in your daily life. Notice your progress! Then add another skill from this or another lesson.
Writing helps you sort out your thoughts.
We've written a series of questions so you can dig deeper and get unstuck.
And we created two ways for you to do it, depending on how you work best:
IF you like to write your thoughts on paper, then print out our form, fill it out, and keep it in your journal. If you wish to share it with Esther, then scan it or take a picture of it with your phone and send it to her at her email address.
OR you may like to type instead of write, so we've created a form that you can fill out and have sent to you. Then, if you'd like to share it with Esther and get some personal counseling, simply reply to the email!
Remember, the content you write in this form is confidential. It is emailed to you (to the email address you supplied) and nobody else.
If you wish to have Esther consult with you on your answers, then simply reply the email once you receive it. (Instructions are in the email along with your answers.) Esther may provide a simple reply or suggest further reading, a group session, or personal counseling, and it's completely up to you at that point how you would like to proceed.