If you want people to follow you, do not tell them what you can do, show them what you can do. People believe in actions. They want to see actions. Because actions matter. If you don’t have the courage to do what you say you are going to do, then stop talking.
As the old saying goes, “Do not tell me what you can do, show me what you can do.” So if you want people to believe in you, especially in difficult times, you must show them what you can do.
Annd Frank once said, “We all know that a good example is more effective than advice. So set a good example, and it won’t take long for others to follow.”
As a leader, if you want your people to follow you, don’t tell them what you can do, just show them what you can do.
Why? Because people follow actions, not words. Because actions matter.
It is your responsibility to make yourself happy. If you are not happy with yourself, check your thoughts. Ask yourself, “What am I thinking about? Why am I thinking about this thing? Is it the right thing to be thinking about right now? Are my thoughts helping me? Are they hurting me?”
Life is too short for negative thoughts.
If you think negative thoughts, you will get negative results. If you focus on negative things, you will never attract positive things into your life. When things are not going well in your life, according to Anne Frank, “At such moments I don’t think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains. … Go outside, to the country, enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself; think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy.”