Have you ever noticed that many people tend to say “I’ll try” when asked if they can do something? What does that really mean? In most cases, when a person responds by indicating that they will try, it is simply a polite way of making an excuse in advance. When someone says “I’ll try,” instead of saying “I’ll do it,” they usually indicate something about that person.
It can indicate a lack of confidence, that the individual is not sure of being able to perform the act. However, if that is the case, and the individual is unsure whether they have the ability, they should ask or request help or guidance, or simply say they are not sure they can accomplish what is being asked of them. The reason saying “I’ll try” raises additional challenges to the process is that an inexperienced listener believes that the person answering “I’ll try” will actually do just that: try. Most of the time, the person who says that will try is not a big attempt at all, because he consciously or subconsciously believes that saying that he will try somehow frees him from the hook, in terms of getting the job done. doers.
“I’ll try” is another one of those subconsciously negative statements that many people use. Saying “I’ll try” often means “leave me alone”, but the person is trying to be polite! “I’ll try” also indicates a degree of disdain and lack of urgency in the execution of the writing. If a person says that he will try, he is really saying that if he can do it, and if he does, it will be done. “I’ll try” is a simple cliché, and the sign of a weak leader, if used by someone in a leadership position in an organization.
An effective leader thinks in terms of doing and achieving, rather than trying. It is very similar to the mindset of someone who says something is a problem versus the more positive, results-oriented, “can do” mindset of someone who sees something simply as a challenge.
Much of the difference between an effective leader and an ineffective leader is perception. A strong leader sees challenges that can be overcome with effort and action, while a weaker “leader” sees problems in light pixels, and while they will try, they probably won’t. What type of person would you prefer in a leadership position?
The next time you undertake a task, don’t think in terms of trying it. Rather, think in terms of doing and achieving the goal. Put yourself in my mindset and frame to do something, and you probably will. Think in terms of trying and most of the time, you won’t!