“Actions Don’t Lie!”
Growing up, I often heard the saying “actions don’t lie.” Over the years, I discovered how actions tell the truth, no matter what we think, say, or feel.
Love Working Out - Once a Week?
For example, if I say I love working out, but workout once a week. The love I say I have doesn’t agree with my workout habits (actions) week to week. So, my workout habits tell me and others the truth. My actions week to week reveal I don’t love working out as much as I say I love it.
Equal Opportunity Employer - 0.1% Management Diversity?
Another example might be that I as an employer might say I am not racist. Yet, my 21st century company board room and management staff 0.1% diversity with over 1000 employees. Does my company reflect what I say? The 0.1% diversity tells others what the truth is. Will I admit what the 0.1% diversity tells others to myself or not? Conflict arises when what I do disagrees with my words. Why? Others see the disagreement between actions and words. Then, they judge us accordingly, righteously.
Practicing What We Preach
What if we took the responsibility to have our actions and words agree? Another way to say this is, what if we practice what we preach? This inspired me to name the harmony among actions, words, and thoughts as the CONVERGENCE PRINCIPLE.
I introduced this principle in a fictional book entitled Challenge Factor – How Mortals Achieve Perfect Success Imperfectly. The fictional character Dr. Failures present an immortal to mortal explanation of the Convergence Principle Mindset. Check it out too.
This principle is practical and reasonable. Why? Others judge - check if actions agree with words - if they see and/or hear agreement.
Convergence Principle Explained
The Convergence Principle is a personal growth philosophy that imperfectly pursues agreement of Words, Actions, and Thoughts (WAT). In other words, think of it like self-checking to see how well your words, actions, and thoughts agree with each other. Do I do what I say? Do I do what I think?
By no means, is this principle about perfect agreement of words, actions, and thoughts always; no one ever achieves perfect agreement in all areas. It's more about recognizing personal alignment or misalignment. For what reasons?
Others Judge Our Walk & Talk Daily
Naturally, when others judge us, they observe our actions and listen to our words. If our words and actions agree, we usually consider that person trustworthy or having integrity. If our words and actions don’t agree, we usually consider that person hypocritical or disingenuous.
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