Lesson on the word, “Try”
Thanks for clicking instead of trying!
The pictures you create and imagine in your mind determine your behaviors and outcomes. Words translate into images in your mind, and therefore have a tremendous effect – and power – on the results you achieve. When you use the word, try, in a statement, as in, “I will try. . .” for example, your subconscious mind (the part of our mind that runs all our behaviors) automatically assumes the task is more difficult to achieve, and our feelings and actions respond in kind. If I would say to you, “I will try to make it to your party,” you will probably not expect me to come.
I once helped a friend, who was working as a server in a restaurant, increase his appetizer sales by asking him to notice what would happen if instead of saying to his customers, “Would you like to try the calamari tonight?” to say, “Would you like to experience the calamari tonight?” His appetizer sales increased three-fold.