When It’s All Said and Done

When its all said and done will you have said more than you've done

Talk is Cheap!

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

I am reminded of a good friend as I struggle to answer this question,  he says so very much that it would be impossible to ever do more than he said.

However for myself, I think that the simple answer is that I strive to do more than I say.  Doesn’t everybody?

Ancient Chinese Secret

An old Chinese proverb says that “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” and I believe that is true, and actions are preferable to speaking about something.

Let’s face it anyone can talk about doing something but those that get things done don’t need to talk about it.  There is a real benefit to being a person of action, and throughout my life, when I was at my best, I definitely followed this prescription and at my weak points talked too much.

Time to Stop Being Afraid

Talk Doesn't Cook Rice

Or anything else

Considering this question I thought back to all of the experiences of life that I let pass me by and wonder why I  didn’t participate in them.

The thing that I am really angry with myself about is the fact that many things I would of liked to have tried I did not because I was worried about what someone might think negatively about me.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone is to do what you think is right and to hell with what others think about it.  The most critical voices are always coming from those who never take chances or stretch themselves in anyway.

Escape Now

I have often felt like I was tied in a straight jacket, not by the thoughts of

Talk too much

Not Enough Action

others, but my own worry about what others would think. The lunacy of this is apparent only when you write it down and think about it.

So I think that I am largely behind the eight ball when it comes to doing more than I said.  I hope though that the effort of the rest of my life will be better to help succeed at experiencing all of the things that life has to offer that interest me.

I will never take up knitting because it just doesn’t interest me, but trying things that are new and to do it fearlessly is my biggest goal.

So when it is all said and done I hope that I will have done more than I have said.  The mountain of talk may be too high already but perhaps I can chip away at it.

The older I get the more I am sure that I will regret not doing things much more than the things I did, because at least you know how the things you did turned out, the possibilities of everything else are in the wind.

Paul Revere and the Raiders, Too Much Talk

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5 thoughts on “When It’s All Said and Done

  1. Purnimodo

    Getting of the mental couch can be very hard but I guess the things you put the most effort in are also the most rewarding. Don’t look too much at past efforts (if at all just as a reminder) Love your goals and I am positive they will bring you much joy! Looking forward reading all about it!

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    1. Jon

      It is funny, I wrote this post awhile ago, and as I read through it, all of the things I hoped would happen are happening right now! Strange, it is like I set an intention and life is moving in that direction. Thank you for reading and commenting, it makes my day! You are the best!

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  2. Kim @ Tranquil Dreams

    Its always good to be able to walk the talk. I know a lot of people who spend more time talking than doing or just being depressed about nothing happening in life. Its always our own choice to take our life in our own hands to do the things we’ve wanted to or to just sit there and regret later on down the road. Live life with no regrets Jonathan :) Great post! You always make me contemplate my life..haha!

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    1. Jon

      Kim you are doing fine in your life. Just keep being the romantic movie watching, neat baking and wonderful writing person you are. Your goals will come to you. thank you for the comment, I try to live with no regrets, I hope you do as well.

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