Short Essay on “Action Speaks Louder Than Words”

“Action speaks louder than words” is an age old proverb with a deep hidden meaning inside. Most of the people have the habit of boasting about what they are going to achieve in the future in an exaggerated form. This sounds crazy but it is indeed true.

People have the habit of making castles in the air and actually feeling and boasting that they have achieved a great milestone without actually doing so. It is extremely essential to remember that if your achievements are worth noticing, people will sooner or later come to know about them merely through the word of mouth.

It is better to take a step ahead and work hard in achieving your dream rather than feeling proud about it. If for example, you are a good student and you keep saying that I will come 1st in my class, it will not give you the pride and respect that you will earn when this fact actually comes true. The day you come 1stin class, it will be known by one and all sooner or later.

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What is noticeable about the achievements of the great personalities in the world is that they always dreamt big but never boasted about achieving something big even though they were highly capable of achieving more than what they dreamt of. These eminent personalities were aware of the fact that they can achieve more than they desire but never boasted about their hidden qualities.

The day you achieve what you dreamt of and what you worked for your action will certainly speak louder than your words. You will not even have to give an explanation of your achievements. The world at large will come to know. Take the example of Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, they achieved phenomenal results in their works but never boasted about the fact that it was their leadership that brought a change in the world. Here the saying “action speaks louder than words” can be aptly applied.

Do not just say that I will change the world, do your part in changing the world and success will ultimately follow. If you are determined to bring about the change, your efforts are bound to be recognized. But keep a single fact in mind; do not boast about anything not only before but also after you have achieved it. You won’t be able to work harder to achieve your next goal if you do not come out of the pride of your first achievement.

Ego and pride can kill any achievement and in cases reduce the value of any achievement to zero. All the people who remain down to Earth have achieved phenomenal success in the his history of mankind. Just follow your dreams and try to achieve whatever you desire; your actions will definitely speak louder than words.