Secrets to Change: Write Down Your Ideas

Actions speak louder than words. We can all agree on that, right? Words can simply be thrown around like this “Hello…how…are you? Good. Great.”

Am I giving you any value with those fillers? No, I don’t believe so.

Let me get straight to the point.

Words lose their value if they don’t spark action. Even if you’re literate and you treat them as signifiers, words are worthless if you don’t act upon what you say.

Perhaps, if you have even read some of my blog entries you may have questioned my authenticity,

“Is this guy for real?”

“What planet did this emo, Am-Boy kid come from?”

I question myself too. Will my dreams, hopes, and aspirations actually turn into anything real? I know I have good intentions, but will the world prove me wrong about everything that I believe in?

It seems as if my views on the world are constantly changing. Sometimes days are disappointing. Sometimes days are full of pleasant surprises. In the end, if I give up again that says a lot about me.

No excuses. Actions will always speak louder than words, but those words still move you.

So what’s my point again?

Secrets to Change: Write Down Your Ideas. That’s right.

Ideas are incredibly important. Ideas are the catalyst to change, but what use is an idea, if it just stays in your head. The process of you thinking about something and physically writing it down is not only a crucial step to action, but it also enables other people to learn from your mistakes and successes.

This is partly why I am not bothered by openly sharing my deepest thoughts and opinions on Juan Great Leap.

In the end, if I’m known for being a crazy dreamer who wished well for his country and couldn’t make anything happen, then hopefully people learn that fervent Fil-Am English majors who move to the Philippines to help the country develop don’t really become change-makers.

My plea is simple: let’s be bold in what we think.

Let’s put it in on paper to hold ourselves accountable as honest folks that are not simply throwing words around.

Come on leaders, doers, and achievers. Write it down! Commit! DO!

Photo Credits: Lisha Angeles

Photo Credits: Lisha Angeles

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