What really counts is what we do, right? It’s true on the job, in families–anywhere. And yet, it’s hard.
I once worked for someone who had a fancy list of “values” done up for the company. He was, of course, the person who least personified any of them. I was reminded of him the other night when a friend talked about the values set at her own company and how they didn’t at all match the behaviors that were expected. (Don’t you cringe when “honesty” is a corporate value? or when religious leaders are caught doing something dishonest? or when beloved institutions like law enforcement show authenticity cracks?)
My guess is that parents get it, this need to walk the talk. Because there’s nothing like a child to point out inconsistencies between behavior and teaching.
I an interested in what you have to say about this.
So today, I am discussing walking the talk over at Boomeon, HERE. I’d love for you to comment over there, but it requires a sign-up. If that’s not something you can do, I hope you will consider sharing that post on any of your social media ‘hoods. Inquiring minds want to know!