Revealed Preferences is a term from economics that neatly encapsulates “watch what I do not what I say”.
I see this as a good guiding principle in life. Ignore your own stated preferences, goals, pleasures and interest. Analyze your actual behavior to determine your own Revealed Preferences.
It also has socio-political utility. President Trump was the shocking Revealed Preferences of more swing state voters than anyone thought.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behaviors, says psychology.