When I talk about living quietly I mean letting your actions be your voice, lead by example. I know we have talked about lies, truth, integrity. But what about your actions, how are they interpreted by those who observe them? Honestly the old adage actions speaks louder than words is so accurate it isn't funny. Every day I strive to live by my word and let my actions show my affection and love. Many people aren't used to that so they don't know how to take me. Yet, it is the way I think is effective in demonstrating that you practice what you preach.
When you are confident about yourself there is an air around you that others notice and are drawn too. Almost like there is an energy field around you and your quiet confidence and sureness lends authority to your manner. You demonstrate through actions that you know what you are doing and that you are firm. Living this way will impress everyone around you. They are going to want to be like you and envy you. But it isn't all about that. What it is about is that those who see you know immediately that they can trust you, that you aren't going to let them down. You have a certain gleam in your eyes, you are not over ambitious or one that is going to pull the wool over their eyes. You are truly a man of integrity and someone that others can look up to and emulate.
Think about it, I am sure you have seen a very confident person, a person who has everything going for them. They are positive, outgoing and receptive to new ideas and things. They are people persons, those who go out of their way to show that they care about themselves and others. These are the people that are soon moved into leadership positions and can command the attention of a room just by walking into it. The don't demonstrate fear, they show understanding and compassion as well as learning. Usually they are accomplished and intelligent and wear their confidence like a second skin.
If you can be more like them I am sure you can see how this will open doors for you. If you are grouchy, crotchety or any other nasty euphemism I can think of do you think you will get very far in your career or with the goals in your life? If you are sitting there waiting for things to happen for you, do they? The answer to both of those is NO. You have to grab life by the horns and take a step forward. You have to know what you want and not let anything stop you in getting it. This will build your confidence and if you soften this with letting your actions show how you are feeling you will find that you have become and unstoppable force.
But if you sit there waiting for your ship to come in or for the right opportunity to come knocking at your door, you are going to wake up one day and find that life has passed you by and you have missed all the opportunities that you we waiting for. You have to go out there and live. You cannot sit idly by and hope and pray that things will come your way. Remember that sometimes a door is closed so that we can open it and step through. You might be surprised at what you find on the other side of it.
See I keep trying to tell people it isn't where you end up that matters it is the road that you took to get there that builds you up and makes you the person you are. Remember what I said last year about us being the sum of all our interactions, decisions, choice and the consequences of them. Well, that is the road I am talking about here. See it is all of those things that have brought you to your stopping point that have tempered you and molded you and made you ready for where you are at.
So please go out there show others how much you care for them through your actions. Have that air of confidence around you always and see what doors it will open for you.
Take some time and think about it, I am sure you will come to find that I am right. Just like when you are in and interview if you are successful in selling yourself to the employer you have got the job. If you aren't successful guess what they move on and select another candidate. It is all about your confidence level.
Trust me it works.
As always my hopes and dreams are with you,