There Is No Try

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    One of the things that I learned in my past session of bold is, “There is no Try.” Try is a weak word that is essentially states and sets one up for failure. When one does not achieve, they often come back with, “Well, I tried.” In BOLD, I learned to replace try with intend or intent. In other words, “I intend to achieve my goal.” Intend is a strong action verb as it means: to have in mind as something to be done or to be brought about, whereas, try is a weaker word meaning: to give something an attempt.  Get it done or give it an attempt. Which do you want to do? For me, “There Is No Try.”

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for this morning.

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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. When one of my employees uses the word try, I let them know I'm going to try to pay them this week.

Apr 28, 2016 07:56 PM #1
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Joe Petrowsky . Good point! It is amazing how often folks use the word try in everyday conversation.

Apr 28, 2016 07:58 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael.  Try? there is no try in our office.  We expect results and that is what we get. 

Apr 28, 2016 08:58 PM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great post Michael.  I'll try to live up to it.   

Apr 28, 2016 09:05 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Michael.  There is no future in commission sales with "I"ll try".

Apr 28, 2016 09:12 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Make today an outstanding Friday and have a very special weekend.

Apr 28, 2016 09:34 PM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

One of the things that always annoyed me (and still does), Michael... is hearing people say "I'm thinking of giving real estate a try."  Do accountants, lawyers, etc. ever say that? Not normally.

Apr 28, 2016 09:49 PM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. ,

I have to agree with Nina Hollander comments. Try is not a word to use.."I will" is my motto with a plan to make it happen!

Apr 28, 2016 10:52 PM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I agree with my friend Dorie Dillard! I don't intend, "I will" Michael of TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Apr 29, 2016 12:45 AM #9
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

You either accomplish something or you don't. Even if you don't accomplish it the first time, if it's something worth achieving then you'll keep at it until you finish the job!

Apr 29, 2016 01:41 AM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael trying does not mean someone REALLY tried, and is used as a cop-out many times.

Apr 29, 2016 08:22 AM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

When someone says they will try I feel like they are saying they will give half effort. I like I will much better.

Apr 29, 2016 12:19 PM #12
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Michael, Nice to see you've taken Bold. I'm in Bold now. Every time I take Bold a different Bold Law stands out to me. This time, Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. Love this! I intend to apply this to my business and life! Have a wonderful weekend!

Apr 29, 2016 02:08 PM #13
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