Jess' Lessons: Well DONE is better than well SAID.

Many of us were taught to always be a woman (or man) of our word. But I feel like it can be easy to get caught up in the "word" part and skip over the "be" part. It's effortless to shovel out promises but it takes work to actually follow through.

Being a person of your word = Being a person of action.

And I am working hard to make sure that I am being a Woman of Action.

In the past I've felt like I was falling short when it comes to making things that I've talked about actually happen. For me, a lot of it is taking on too many responsibilities (learning to say "no" is a topic for another time).  I want to be Super Woman and help with every little thing and make everyone happy. But I end up overestimating how much I can honestly handle. I mean well, but I'm sure it doesn't look so great when I can't execute. And in the many cases where I do make things happen, it doesn't feel good to be flustered and feel rushed along the way because I put too much on my plate. 

And so, the lesson of the day: Well DONE is better than well SAID. Don't feel pressure to promise more than you can or will do.  Don't talk your way into too many commitments that you can't stick to. At the end of the day, people won't care about all that you said, but they will remember what you did not do.

Do you consider yourself a talker or a doer? Do you ever find yourself promising more than you can actually do?  What are some ways that you hold yourself accountable to your word?

Why I Make Saturday My "Get It Done" Day Instead of Sunday

Why I Make Saturday My "Get It Done" Day Instead of Sunday