Watch The Say-Do Gap

On trains and subways they say, “Watch the gap getting on and off the train.”

Watch the gap in relationships—the say-do gap.

Is someone close to you saying he’ll do something and never doing it?

Are you saying you are committed to doing more—more exercise, more studying, more healthy living—but not doing anything to meet your commitment?

Watch the Say-Do Gap. Say what you’re going to do—and do it. Listen to someone else say what she plans to do and then see if she does it. If it’s all talk and no action, then it’s time to reevaluate. Changing our lives means just that–taking one small step to change our lives.

Watch the Say-Do Gap.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a freelance reporter for The Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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