walk the talk the walk

Yesterday afternoon I went to my housing area’s residents association meeting. There was one senior guy who had been sitting on the board for the longest time and had been doing an excellent job, but he wasn’t good at talking. And in any election, if you don’t promote yourself well, you don’t get voted. He ended up being sidelined. I could sense his sadness. But what to do, the tribe had spoken. The sight of the dejected old man hit straight to the heart.

It reminded me of the words of my big boss:

“There’s no point of doing a good job if only you know about it.”

Let others know what you are capable of. Get yourself recognized.

Walk the talk – definitely.

Talk the walk – are you ready?

10 comments:

Liza said...

i am ready but....takpelah dieya, once I will share with you

Aida Rezuan said...

Dieya,
Uiks.. gitu ke? How bout you.. you consider youself in which category?
* i'm in the same category as the sad senior guy.. haha!

ahkakbatik said...

kaktek yg tak keje ni pun salu kecoh gitau dah mop lantai hari ni.... walopun mop pun aku tatau kat mana...haha....

tapi okla.. korang pun caya jek citer kaktek khannn.....

dieya said...

k liza,
do share, can't wait to read!

aida,
gitulah realiti kehidupan kan. as for me, i was trained during my previous job to always prove my value. every promotion round the bosses would ask what have you done, how impactful, does the client appreciate it bla bla bla. i knew then that my work won't talk for itself, i needed to do the talking. so yeah, i'm the "talk the walk" person - i walk first and talk later.
alahai ciannya dok membayangkan u have that sad hush puppies face like that senior guy. u deserve a hug!

k tek,
memang sudah kusangkakan begitu. but dun worry k tek, kitorg ni apa2 k tek citer pun tetap angguk2 saja tanda sokongan padu. kalu k tek mogok sapa pulak nak citer pasal kehidupan nomad di amerika kan?

~jeet~ said...

me a bit of both kot..kalo confident ngan keje yang i buat, then i'll talk, if not, i'll be quiet, which i think is not good as well.

still learning though...

dieya said...

jeet,
hahaha betul jugak, if keje tak semenggah dok diam2 je laa ye tak :-p
am learning myself, how to talk the walk without going across as boastful. need to balance a bit of both i guess.

Maya Marisa said...

I would do the talking cum appraisal time, cos to justify the things that i did and i expect the same from my staff. They need to justify to me before i evaluate them. Bukan apa, we want our effort to be recognised by the mgmt.

dieya said...

maya,
u r so right. it's not like we want to show-off, but good work deserves to be appreciated. and of course must be justified, bukan main cakap je kan.

Anonymous said...

huh bagak giler....kadang 2 tu lebih baik sembunyi ..only God knows...niat kerana yg SATU....fikir2kan

dieya said...

anonymous,
betul tu, kalau kita niatkan pada yang satu, inshaAllah akan dapat balasan yang baik dari-Nya.