Today I was thinking about life and success and I realized that whatsoever change you want in life, you must do it first. The popular saying goes “be the change you want to see”. It easy to see problems with other people, to demand their change but what about you friend, are you changing? Are you an example of what you want someone else to become? As I pondered on these, I realized that you must first be friends with yourself before you can be friends with others, you must first love yourself before you can love others, you must first be true to yourself before you can be true to others, you must first lead yourself before you can lead others, you must first be a role model to yourself to yourself before you can be a role model to others. Whatever it is you want to do or be, you must first do it and be it to yourself before you do it or be it to others.
We all are smart, people are smart, they see through the façade you put on when you are not what you preach. They may not confront you about it, but they won’t heed you either and it becomes a loss on your part as you are taken for granted wherever that is. How can a man teach discipline except he practices discipline. How can he teach me success except he has strived and attained it. Even in the bible, the apostles said they had seen and beheld the glory of the only begotten son of God and so they could speak about it. You cannot help me until you have felt my pain and understood my predicament.
It’s easy to tell when an engineer begins to pose as a carpenter, so also it is easy to tell when we preach doctrines that we do not keep. Our kids see these things, all those around us see it, we can’t deceive anyone but ourselves. Sincerely, it’s not worth it in the long run. Be yourself, walk your talk. Don’t just preach it, be a living example of your message. Sometimes you may have to pause your talk until you learn the walk, but that’s okay, as long as you walk the talk eventually.
As you start a new day, a new week, a new month, make this your motto, WYT(walk your talk), it almost sounds like with or white, anyway, just make it your motto, whenever you get tempted to dish out advice you don’t heed, WYT. Whenever you want to do something nasty in private,WYT. Whenever you get tempted to break any of your values,WYT. There’s no better way to live than this wayJ I believe in you, I know you can do it, so don’t be a hypocrite, be the change you want to see.