I’ll Try v. I Will
Our words are a reflection of our thoughts and intentions.
When we sorta kinda maybe will do something, we say, “I’ll try.”
When we are determined and unwavering in our goal, we say “I will.”
We all have our “try” and “will” moments.
The days when I try to reach my walking steps goal usually result in coming up short. “I’ll try” is often code for “I don’t really want to and I’ll see how the day goes.”
On days when I declare to myself I will reach my steps goal, I usually exceed my target. That’s when my Fitbit rewards me with fireworks and flattery!
Our language isn’t random and is far more than “splitting hairs.” Our thoughts always precede our words, even if it’s just a split second. When we change our thoughts, our language automatically changes.
It works the other way, too. Change your language and you’ll start to change your thoughts.
Call yourself a leader and you’ll begin to feel and act like one.
Call yourself creative and you’ll begin to feel and act more imaginatively.
Call yourself healthy and you’ll begin to feel and act with greater self-care.
I’m writing this early in the morning from my home office. My Fitbit is still in triple digits!
However, I will get all my steps today. And then some.
What will you do today?