The Words I’m Giving Up Are . . .
I’m giving up a popular sentence and it’s variations.
I don’t like this.
I’m brushing off a sentence an old boss used to say. It was quite effective on keeping us focused on the big picture.
From now on, I’m going back to using this one instead
I don’t think I love this.
It calls up a curious, listener’s response.
After all, if we don’t love it, why do it?
AND if we all sincerely can say we love it, there must be something to it.
I change one sentence. I add the word love.
Suddenly the meeting is a mission — words are powerful.
–ME “Liz” Strauss