The world is full of people who love to talk. People who love to talk and not really listen, or act in accordance with their words.
It’s a sad thing when someone tells you to do something or to follow a certain ‘rule’ in life which they don’t follow themselves. You would think though, that if they preach about it to others, they would insist on carrying it out themselves. Unfortunately, most of the time that’s not how the world, or how people seem to work. And the saddest part is that most people who do this, don’t even realise that they are doing it. Or maybe they know exactly what they do but they just pretend and act like they have no clue so as to alleviate the guilt of disappointing people.
Actions speak louder than words.
An example is in relationships, where it’s so predominant these days. Where one person talks such a big game and states how both partners should act and conduct themselves within the relationship, only to go against everything he/she himself/herself said, and to still justify themselves in doing it. This is exactly how relationships fall apart. You have to communicate, but even more important, you have to put into action what you communicate, and if you find yourself slipping and mess up be sure to correct your actions and admit where you are wrong and do whatever it takes to make it right again.
Something which you will learn through experience is that you need to stop trusting people by what they say, and start watching what they do and how they act. Trust has to be earned through actions.
“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” ~Maya Angelou
Any time you talk or preach strongly about something to others, you need to remember that you HAVE to set the example through your actions for what you are saying. You need to practice what you preach. It’s as simple as that.
How can you enforce your beliefs on others and expect everyone else to do the things you speak about if you yourself cannot do them and live by them?