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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just Like Try

Remember my thoughts (and revisions) on the word "try"? No? Well for a refresher, take a gander back to 2/25/09 and 8/5/09. Now that we're all on the same page, let's discuss how "just" is the new "try". I've heard this so many times, and I'm sure you have as well. Heck, you've probably even said it a few times. Someone asks you what you "do" and you answer, "I'm JUST a… (fill-in-the-blank). You perform a good deed and when thanked, you say, "It was nothing. I was "JUST" (fill-in-the-blank). Notice a pattern? The word "just", when used in this manner serves to devalue who you are or the deeds you've done. It becomes a negative part of speech. So, here we go again. Just (it's use is acceptable here) as we did with "try", we're going to do with "just". From this point on, when someone asks what you "do" tell them, without using the word "just" to negate what you've said. You'll be amazed at how empowering that will be.

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