Stop Talking, Start Doing

We love talking.

No. I mean we talk more than necessary. We love to talk about what we know and what we have and what we can do and how we can do it, and…

And… you get the point.

We have this delusion that our ideas, opinions, plans, dreams, beliefs, or whatever we desire are what truly matter.

We even broadcast them on social media, telling the whole world that we have this unique perspective and we know how to do this or how to do that and on and on.

But more often than not, those who talk more are the ones not doing the actual work. They’re busy talking.

On the other hand, those who talk less are the ones busy grinding to achieve their dreams.

Maybe this isn’t the case for everyone, but this is what reality shows:

People talk more, than do.

Because talking is the easiest. Doing is the hardest. No wonder we prefer talking and broadcasting (and bragging).

Want some proof? Check your Facebook — if you have — and see what your friends are saying.

Do they really mean it? Maybe no. But it’s a human thing. That’s what we do. That’s the norm.

The good news is, we have a choice.

We can choose — and we can always choose — to talk less and do the real work.

We can choose to practice and experiment and research and create and grind for hours…

And days. Weeks. Months. Years.

You might say, “Yes, I know that I have a choice.”

Yes you know. But are you really doing what you know?

Most people don’t.

They are distracted. They are scared. They can’t start. They procrastinate. All the time.

As the learning expert Jim Kwik said,

“Everyone knows what to do. But do they do what they know? Because common sense is not common practice.”


Today is the day.

To talk less.

And do more.

Go do something.

Stop Talking, Start Doing
This is my wife’s cactus & succulents garden. Yes, she’s doing what she loves. You might want to check it: facebook.com/LovesDeskGarden
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Jade Panugan

Some interesting questions about life and human behavior: What if there's no money? Why we often feel the urge to prove that we're right and others are wrong? Why we react to things beyond our control? Why we hate? Why it's hard to be content? I don't have all the answers, do you? Let's chat.