The previous ‘Curse Words’ post listed 3; today I’m reposting the original text from that post, and adding a 4th below.
I have three that I never speak.
The T-word: t-r-y
If you’re going to try, then you’re leaving the door open for failure.
The C-word: c-a-n-‘t
Tell me what you can or will do instead.
The B-word: b-u-s-y
There will always be more and more and more ‘things to do’ coming in. The question is, how will you handle it? If you choose to call yourself the b-word, then that’s exactly what you’ll be. Stuck as the effect, rather than empowered as the cause.Above is the original post.
Here’s the fourth:
The U-word: u-n-f-o-r-t-u-n-a-t-e-l-y
It’s not unfortunate. It might be annoying, frustrating, challenging, difficult, devastating, or damn-near impossible to overcome. But it’s not unfortunate. Unless you believe in fortune telling?
Look, I’ll admit that misfortune exists. With any of these words, it’s not that I want to completely eliminate them from our vocabulary.
However, 90% of the time that one of these words slips out of my mouth, it’s got a hidden or unspoken truth behind it.
“Unfortunately, this just didn’t work out between us.”
That’s not a case of misfortune. More likely, it’s a case of unmet expectations and/or unclear communication.
But you’ve got to be willing to say that to the other person if you don’t want it to keep happening over & over again.