You are what you do, not what you say you will do

I am sure the majority of us have heard this saying, which was said by Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of extraversion and introversion; archetypes, and the collective unconscious. He was a prolific writer, many of whose works were not published until after his death. The central concept of analytical psychology is individuation—the psychological process of integrating the opposites, including the conscious with the unconscious, while still maintaining their relative autonomy. Jung considered individuation to be the central process of human development.

It is important to acknowledge the fact that our actions define us and not our choices. The world only cares for what we do and not what we say we will do. The words which we generally say are much lesser importance than the actions which we deliver.

Failures and disappointment are part of everyone’s life and it is useless to overthink these things. It is more important to focus on the present and help ourselves to achieve our goals and not focus on the past. Remember that winners don’t do different things; they just do differently. It is important to be patient and dedicatedly work hard for our dreams.

I have figured out for myself that I need to really think about what I want, decide if it is a goal I want to set for myself. Now this goal can be a long lifetime goal or a smaller goal such as I want to work out at least 4 times a week. I like to do one of two things when I decide to set a goal for myself, either write it down or say it out loud to someone. Once I do that, I have set the goal for myself. To me, once it is written down or said out loud, it is real and I will do my best to complete it. If said out loud, I will sometimes ask the person I said it to, to help keep me to my word – like working out or staying on a diet.

Now everyone has their own way of establishing and keeping goals. I suggest keeping to those, if your current way is not working then establish a new way. If you do not have your own way yest then develop one. Only you can make yourself accountable which leads to your own happiness, do not rob yourself of this.


Stay true to yourself,


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