Practicing what you preach…

Talk is cheap. Do you believe everything you hear?  Probably not… [although it is amazing how often I wonder about some…] Shows you though: talk is cheap.

The proof is in the pudding! In fact I think it is the eating of the pudding 🙂  It should be more than look (sound) good, it should taste good too, it should be believable…

I (like most of us) like giving orders! When giving “orders” to students, say in the form of an assignment, I clearly require a professional looking document in return.  So do all my colleagues…  However, when I look at what we give the students… is that always perfectly professional?  Ouch, maybe some I my handouts from the past will now surface… and I will be, well, duly embarrassed.  And this is but one example, ouch two…

Do you practice what you preach?  Do you even try?

Life is give and take… I undertake to balance that better in my own life: I will align my expectations better with what I give… I expect you to do so too 😉

I intend taking more from life, so I will have to give back more…

So, there you go: expect less and give more! Help make the world a better place…


4 Responses to Practicing what you preach…

  1. Johan says:

    Now lets hope you can practice what you preach!

    • rabotha says:

      Indeed. I am sure going to try my best! It might not be easy, it might not be perfect, but it will be! Therefore my personal undertaking in the post: “I undertake to balance that better in my own life: I will align my expectations better with what I give…”

      Please do alert me where I fail (or heaven forbid not try) – that’s why I put it on the blog!

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