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April 23, 2009

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For me, this one is right up there with, "If you screw something up, take responsibility. Don't blame someone else." These are both things that really bake my cookies. Although both still fall under the umbrella of "do unto others." :)

This is so true. Do not be the person that is all talk. Walk the walk. Actions speak louder than words. Stop talking and get to the follow through.

Thanks for the tremendous post Alexandra.

For people pleasers and those scared of confrontation (and I am both sometimes), it's helpful to learn how to say, "I'll get back to you," rather than a yes you will later back out of or resent. Saying that gives you a chance to really think about what you can do and is less scary than saying no. Just give yourself a deadline. Maybe a day or two or more if you need it. Set that deadline and decide your yes or no when you're on your own. Then stick to it.

@Katie: You're right. Maybe I should have a new list of "do unto others" rules.

@Josh: Appreciate the kind words, and I'm glad someone else out there thinks that actions are louder than words.

@Joselle: Great suggestion! Provided people stick to their own deadlines for getting back, I think it's an easy out.

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