Vocabulary informs thoughts, thoughts inform beliefs, beliefs inform actions, actions inform outcomes. Yes, Urgent and Busy are three of the most dangerous words to use.
- Yes – Every yes, is a no to something else. Spending a yes somewhere means, costs you later. Learn the to say no.
- Urgent – Everything is urgent, why, because that is when the person is thinking about it now. Urgent and current get confused. Finding ways to prioritise and stay focused helps.
- Busy – Busy is a mindset, it shows a lack of control of one’s time. Using it is a badge of honour, an easy exit from lack of planning and focus. I prefer to use words like productive or focused. Leverage being lazy.
Test stopping using one or all of these words for a week and see what happens.
What other words should we stop using?