This month we’ve been talking about self improvement. We started by talking about why we should work on improving ourselves, then talked about change, and last week we talked about our attitudes. Today we’re going to wrap up the month and our discussion with some thoughts about improving centered around our actions.
First, actions reflect our improvement, or lack thereof. Words are important, they are the core of who we are and what we believe with, as thoughts are typically words and our emotions can be expressed in words. But as helpful, impacting, and meaningful as our words can be, when your words are backed up by actions, you have the power to become a whole new person. See, as good as it is to learn how to be better and talk a better game, there comes a time when your actions, the way you live your life, will show if you have truly improved yourself.
Second, we can improve our actions to better the world and ourselves. As I said, words are powerful, but words won’t cure cancer, feed people or build shelters; only actions can do that. When we finally decide that we really want to see true change in the world, you’ll see more people in action. Some of that will be in the form of money put in action for groups who help the world, but much of it will be people doing things for others.
What about you? What do your actions say about who you are, what you believe and what you’re doing with your life? Do your actions show that you’re consistently working on growth and improvement, learning more about yourself and the world around you? Everyone has room for improvement, what will you work on improving today?