Grandstanding Earned

Starting this one with a few of my favorite quotes on the subject:

“I never listen to what a person says. I look at what a person does because what they do tells me who they really are.”
Patty Houser

“People can play dumb all they want, but they always give themselves away in actions. In the small moments, like that.”
Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

“In leadership, life and all things it’s far wiser to judge people by their deeds than their speech – their track record rather than their talk” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Actions speak louder than words. Words cost nothing. Actions can cost everything.”
Aleksandra Layland, Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.

“I pay ZERO attention to what you say. But your actions have my undivided attention.” Sotero M Lopez II

If you find yourself always needing to make grand declarations of your accomplishments, you might want to step back and take stock of what it is you think you are accomplishing?  True actions of worth will be noticed by your peers. Over zealous grandstanding or ‘worse’ taking credit for hard work of others will always require a lot of effort on your part to get accolades you desire.

Doing things with the mindset of being the best you can be or making your environment a better place will reap rewards – no speech required… People, for the most part, are not unintelligent and see grandstanding for what it is – desperate cries for attention.  Be real, Surround yourself with the greats, Help others, Make your world a better place, Share honest wisdom freely, Give credit where credit is due, and there will be no need for grandstanding.  ~Kristi Kirkland

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