Try is a weak word. When it becomes a part of your vocabulary, what you’re actually doing is telling yourself that you’re not committed, serious, or interested in following through.
Stop saying, “I’ll try” … in life.
When you’re serious about whatever it is you’re doing, you stop implying that you will ‘try’ and, instead, simply do. You commit to getting it done. You commit to showing up. You’re all in!
Do you see the difference?
- I don’t ‘try’ to not eat gluten – I avoid gluten no matter the cost.
- I ‘try’ to not eat potato chips… and guess what? I eat potato chips.
How serious are you, really? Are you as determined as I am with not eating gluten, or are you just ‘trying’ to not eat the potato chips?Your vocabulary has the power to shift your perspective - but you choose. Click To Tweet
Try is a weak word … in your business.
When I hear clients say they’re ‘trying’ to build their business – I know what they’re saying. If you notice you say these words too, I’m guessing you probably aren’t all in on what it takes to make your business successful.
Why? Trying is much weaker than doing. It implies you’re not serious. Trying is an excuse that gives you a way out of committing.
When you use the word ‘try’ in your business, you make this value statement: maybe you really do want to do that hard thing, but it’s too hard, and it’s just not something you want to go all-in on fully.
The question becomes: what’s in your way? Mindset or motivation?
Using the words, ‘I will try’ almost always sets you up for failure. It messes with your mindset and affects the amount of effort you put in. Watch your motives.Pay attention to where and when you are using the word 'try' and ask yourself if there is a reason hiding beneath the surface of why you're not fully committing. Click To Tweet
If you look up the word ‘try’ in the dictionary … it says, ‘to make an attempt.’
Make anattempt!? Is that what you want to be known for – for just trying? Try is a weak word. What are you afraid of? Failure is only an option if you choose to opt-out of doing.
Here’s what it looks like when you commit to working on your business and toss out the word “try”:
- I don’t “try” to blog each week.I blog.
- I don’t “try” to review the numbers in my business. I do it every single week, and teach others to do it too.
- I don’t “try” to build my list.I have a list of daily to-dos to ensure that my list grows.
- I don’t “try” to get new customers.I intentionally schedule it into my calendar all the time.
Don’t make an attempt. Try is a weak word. Stop trying, start doing.
What are the things you are committed to doing, and how can you prioritize those things and forget about the fluff? Tell me what you’re choosing to tackle this week in the comments below.
TIP: Look at everything you are “trying” to do and decide which of those things are non-negotiable.
Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.