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What does walk the talk mean?

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walk the talk



To do what one said one could do, or would do, not just making empty promises.

To do things consistent with what one claims.

This phrase indicates that failing to match behavior with talk results in loss of credibility and trust.

Another variation of this idiom:

talk the talk... walk the walk.


1. If our company promises to protect the environment, we have to walk the talk.

2. Some leaders only talk the talk but aren't prepared to take any risks and walk the walk

3. The world belongs to those who are ready to walk the talk and take the next step in their journey.

Quotes about walking the talk:

"Most people will talk the talk, few will walk the walk; be amongst those few." Steve Maraboli

“Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don't just talk that talk, walk it and go forward.” Chris Gardner

"I think it's because most of us talk one way and live another. There are a few people who truly, truly walk the talk." Olympia Dukakis

"I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk." Anthony Robbins

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