Instead of taking your dog for a walk - why not take your 'talk' for a walk?
In business and in life, there are many individuals and organizations that have seem to have forgotten the simple concept of walking the talk, or in other words - DOing what they say they are going to DO.
Instead, we live in a daily environment of broken promises, unfulfilled statements, excuses, blaming and even outright lies.
Let's lay out the foundation of this simple concept.
Walking the Talk
The “talk” is what you say you are going to do.
The “walk” is what you ACTUALLY do.
People love to talk the walk.
They love to tell you what they are going to do.
However, when it comes to actually doing, there are many people that don't have the discipline or ability to walk the talk. To do what they said they would.
Whether it is an obstacle of ability, time management, relentless pursuit, or simply the ability to follow through - the lack of credibility is incredible.
And yes, it's not always easy. We leave that for talking. Talking is easy. Doing is hard. And doing what you said you were going to do...is harder still.
Now that we have got that across, let's aim to add solutions to the problem.
Here are some tips to help you walk your talk:
It's like having a house party. You wouldn't invite people back if they came, took, destroyed, or caused issues. So, why would you invite them back (in work or personal settings) if they demonstrated to you that they might not be the right fit for the job?
That said, take 5mins and go walk your talk.