Hard Lessons to Learn
I have just a few what I call, “short lessons,” to write about today. They do not need an individual post or a long explanation to be understood. They are designed to make you think though, so here we go:
- When people tell you how rich they are, chances are they are not.
- When people tell you how intelligent they are, they actually are proving how little they know, not how much they know.
- When people tell you how successful they are, chances are they are not.
- When people tell you what a devout Christian they are, they usually are not.
- When people tell you how honest they are, keep your hand on your wallet.
- When people say, “let me be frank with you,” it means in the past they have not been.
- When people say, “and that’s the truth,” be skeptical.
- When people say, “let me tell you this for your own good,” it is for their own good, not yours.
- When people say, “I only have one thing to say about that,” be prepared for a lot more than one thing to follow.
- When people say, “I’ll try,” do not count on it.
Things like honesty, integrity, Christianity, intelligence, success, and most other good things do not need to be said or bragged about. They show! They are just there. Proof is always in the action, not the words. Actions say what you believe and the kind of person you are much more than your words. Results are everything and they never lie.