This two pronged idea for producing results is expressed over and over.
- A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Put up or shut up.
- Don't tell me, show me.
- More eloquently stated by Theodore Roosevelt, "Speak softly and carry a big stick".
- Most eloquently written by Master Emerson, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds".
Don't talk about what you are going to do. DO what you are going to do. As Cookie said so very nicely, "you'll get more done". Doing instead of talking doesn't provide fodder for Master Emerson's little minds. Even if those little minds want to give you a piece of their mind (not like they have mind to spare) you'll be too busy doing to engage in conversation. Yes, Virginia, doing instead of talking is the ultimate flip-off.
Needless to say, the prompt reflects back at me. Family and friends consider my dabbling in blogging and other such social media falderal inconsequential. Plus, I talk about needing to spend more time trolling for readers for this blog. So less talking, more marketing and shove the results in the face of naysayers.