They know the skills we talked about—the ones we practised at the workshop. They reassured themselves about that. They’re quite safe. No cause for concern. No need to change. No need to leave their comfort zone. All is well.
Or is it?
There’s a difference between knowing about something and living it. When it comes to relating to other people, it’s how we live that makes the difference, not what we know—just like most things.
You know that.
We need to walk the talk when it’s hard as well as when it’s easy. That’s what it takes, and when it makes the most difference.
Sometimes we forget to live what we know. I know I do. People have been quoting bits of my book at me lately—makes me feel stupid and proud at the same time, as well as just embarrassed. Turns out the book I most need to read right now is my own. Seriously. Isn’t that funny?
What about you?
How do you stay authentic as much as you can, and make sure you walk your talk with other people?