Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Do this with everyday things no less than big, dramatic and exceptional ones.
By saying what you mean, you show respect for your mind. By meaning what you say, you show respect towards others — who have nothing to go on, except what you do and say.
In both cases, you’ll be exhibiting self-esteem and integrity.
The world is full of people who say one thing and do another. It’s becoming so commonplace that it’s the norm, the to-be-expected. That’s a shame. But there’s great strength and power in being different, especially when different means better. The strength is not power over others, but power over yourself–and the serenity that goes with it.