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The word ”try” makes me queasy, drives me absolutely insane. I wish to strike it out of the dictionary and especially from one’s speech pattern.

When I’m told, “I’ll try to do [fill in the blank]” I assume one thing. Whoever says, “try” truly means to not to do something.

In my experience “try” establishes doubt and doubt is uncertainty and when one’s uncertain, things tend to not get done!

Speaking in the affirmative, speaking with conviction and certainty is without the word “try”.

When you say you’ll do something on the premise of “trying” not only are you questioning yourself, but the person you’re communicating with is absolutely certain that you’re uncertain! 

 Winners and leaders understand that when they speak especially if they expect anyone to follow, it must be with finality. It’s either you do or you don’t, you will or you won’t. There really is no in between!

Giving service to others is a responsibility of being a successful leader, but this can never be the case if your speech pattern is unsteady like a seesaw that bumps up and down. Consistent Speech patterns leads to a specific mindset.

It’s important to understand what a mindset is and how it impacts our lives. According to Dictionary.reference.com a mindset is a, “fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s response to and interpretations of situations or an inclination or habit.”

For example, if you have always thought you’re shy and continuously told yourself such a thing, then you will act that way. It goes the same for other situations positive and negative.

Here are synonyms of the word try:



Crack (i.e. to take a crack at something)


If a woman in labor tries to have a baby, she’ll fail miserably, If you attempt or try to go to the bathroom, same result (I know TMI), or if an athlete proclaims to the world he’ll try to win, not only does he fail, but the world acquiesces.

Most people that tell me they’ll try to do an action usually mean that they won’t! I prefer they just come right out and say the truth. The “I’ll trys” of society have created a massive stagnant flow of unaccountability.

What If instead of playing the guessing game, you play the Satya game! I mean the truth game. Satya means truth!! Say what you mean and mean what you say and no one will ever wonder what you said.

It’s time that we step up and own our speech pattern and understand that it’s intricately tied to our lives and all that we allow into our lives. Don’t try to do anything, don’t mean to do anything, just do it or just don’t! That’s it period!

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The Paradox of “Try”

8 thoughts on “The Paradox of “Try”

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