How many times do we hear those words?
Too often. And statements like “I’ll try to do this or that” remind me of a workshop years ago where we were fined anytime we used the word “try.”
It’s a weak word. It implies lack of commitment. It does not inspire confidence.
As the great philosopher Yoda told Luke Skywalker. “Do or do not. There is no try.”
After all, if things don’t work out, what do people say? “I tried. I really did try.”
Instead of using the word “try,” consider words such as:
Even the somewhat wimpy statements like “make an effort” or “have a go.”
Let’s put the word “try” on a permanent vacation.
What words would you substitute for “try”?