“You are what you do, not what you say you will do”.
“Action speaks louder than words” is an old-age proverb with a deep hidden meaning. Truly, a person’s action will tell you everything you need to know. Action is defined as the work which we do and is visible to everyone, whereas words are merely spoken words which are heard by everyone. Actions successfully done give enormous results, on the other hand, words which are boastfully spoken do not necessarily give results without the hands of action. For instance, words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite of your claims. This proverb in general tries to spread the message that actions are much stronger than words and with the powerful weapon of actions one can be successful in comparison with those who just try to achieve by their words. And it is not at all necessary that if someone is telling about his/her future actions, then he/she will definitely do it.
Usually, people have a habit of boasting to achieve in future and that sounds very much crazy, as they just make castles in the air and feel and boast as if they have achieved a great milestone without actually doing so. We see and observe in our day-to-day life different kinds of people. Some are there, who boast of their talent by making tall claims but when their chance comes to prove what they say, then they fail. Thus they are limited only to good words. On the other hand, we have people who directly prove their talent by their great actions and leave an indelible mark without much publicity. Actually, it is extremely essential to remember and understand that if your achievements are worth noticing, people will sooner or later come to know about them merely through the word of mouth. So, tangibly we must not care so much for or focus on our great sayings. Instead, concentrate on great actions and results.
For example, if you are a good and talented student, and you keep saying that I will come 1st in my class, it will not give you the pride and respect that you will earn when this fact actually comes true. The day you come first in class, it will be known by all sooner or later. Therefore, it is better to step ahead, work hard, achieve your dream, rather than feeling proud by just saying. What is noticeable about the achievement of great personalities in the world is that they always dreamt big but never boasted about achieving something big even though they were highly capable of achieving more than what they dreamt of. These eminent personalities were aware of the fact that they could achieve more than they desired but never boasted about their hidden qualities. It is a universal truth that the day you achieve what you dream of and what you work for, your action will certainly speak louder than words. You will not even have to give an explanation of your achievements. The world at large will come to know. We all need to understand that the world believes that it sees and forgets what it hears.
We should take care that our main focus is on our actions and hard work. We should be fully dedicated to our aim and fully concentrate with our whole heart on our work to give our full effort on our main aim. That is, if we are really focussed then consequently our focus will not move towards what people say and suggest. Great personalities often save their precious time by speaking less and doing more. It has been aptly said, “An empty vessel makes the most noise”. And hence the person with an empty mind will talk much and make unnecessary excuses for the failure. So, whether we accept it or not but the truth is that actions prove to be much stronger than the words. If one is really serious about one’s action, then one will not have the habit of boasting. So always remember that, “good words ought be coupled with good deeds and good words alone are not enough. You should also do good deeds and that is how you come to be respected”, Buddhists believe.