“Always” suggests not a single act but a way of life.
“Fasten them around your neck” (see also 1:8; 3:3) suggests something on the outside – what we’ve first internalized should also be evident to others in our daily actions and activities.
This neck-fastening is not negative – like a noose – although some “sons” would tend to think of any parental direction that way! Instead it should be seen as an attractive piece of jewelry – a necklace that enhances our appearance.
Staying connected with insights we receive from good people who have our best interest at heart will set us up to think and choose right on the inside (heart – attitude) and consequently empower to right behaviors and actions which sets us up for success on the outside (neck – actions).