If you’ve followed this blog, or read MoneyLove 3.0, or heard one of my audios, you may know that I am firmly committed to the concept of “Walking Your Talk.’
In recent years, I’ve put it another way, thanks to the wisdom on this subject from Dr. Maria Nemeth, author of The Energy of Money. Maria says a major secret of success and prosperity is to say what you are going to do and then doing it. Or, as she said during our interview for MoneyLove 3.0:
You consistently doing what you said you would do – Maria Nemeth
I find that following this simple principle has had a major impact on my life. Where I have run into problems with it is in my expectation that others will also follow it.
I could name three pretty famous authors and teachers who have told me specific things they were going to do and then never did them. Impeccable integrity seems to be a lost art in today’s hectic information overwhelming environment.
There was a time when I did not have this high standard, so perhaps I am like a reformed drunk or a smoker who has quit, in demanding too much of other people. I’m not suggesting there is anything malicious or mendacious in these broken promises. I imagine most of these people had good intentions to do what they said they were going to do.
They are all caught up in the busyness of life today online and offline, and probably just overpromised and underdelivered. My response to their not following through is to not include them among the high level collaborators I interviewed for my book, and to gently suggest they read the chapter entitled, TimeLove, so they might develop a mastery of time that would allow them to at least deliver on verbal commitments.