“Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.”
It’s intriguing that the phrase, “Talk is cheap” is attributed to someone history holds as a big talker and a braggadocio; P.T. Barnum. Barnum would have known this as he attracted attention with outlandish and extravagant statements about his circus. And yet, he was trying to belittle those who talked more than they acted. It’s a good lesson for us as we think about how we market or go to market with our products and services. The expectation will be that “talk is cheap”. If we consider that, then others will realize that actions have cost us something and those actions will be valued.
Today’s post piggy backs on yesterday’s about our promises and commitments. We are to be a people of action, not just talk that is considered useless. Actions speak volumes more than our words, so let’s be sure we are people who convert our words to good works and actions.
Reference: Ecclesiastes 5:7 (New Living Translation)