Manufacture Your Day by STOP SAYING “I WILL TRY”
How often have you said, “I’ll try?” Do you have team members who consistently say, “I’ll try?”
The language you use is very powerful and saying, “I’ll try” doesn’t work in your favour.
It can translate to…
- no full commitment to make it happen
- not believing in your abilities
- being afraid to fail at something that you haven’t done before
- not trusting in your willpower
I have seen it with my coaching clients so many times. Most want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Some of them want to change a bad habit. Others simply want to get better skills as a leader and become better communicators.
How they respond to my assignments tells me if we have to work on their mindset, their skill level, their self-worth or their ability to take ownership of their choices in life.
Nothing worthwhile achieving comes without effort, even when some advertisements try to convince us that we get great ABS by working out 5 minutes a day.
The same is true at work. It takes work and effort to get better.
When I started to work out at my gym, there was one single rule that I immediately adopted into my life.
We were not allowed to say, “I can’t”. I realized that it is all about developing the right mindset from the start. It’s all about effort and progress. That’s it.
Here is another example: If someone invites you to their house, make up your mind and avoid saying, “I will try to make it.”
What does this even mean?
If you say, “I will do it” or “I will make it happen” at work, it…
- indicates a positive attitude
- radiates self-confidence
- showcases willpower
- demonstrates creativity
We are often not mindful enough of how we speak and reflecting on it will make a huge difference in your life.
You cannot change things that you’re not aware of, which means awareness and mindfulness are the first steps in the change process.
Think about your intention and ask yourself:
- What can I learn from this?
- How can I make it happen?
By the way, this doesn’t mean you should never say, “no”. This has to do with setting your boundaries and I will cover this important subject tomorrow.
Can you see how intentional language matters?
Food for Thought:
What will you do or don’t do going forward?
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