The joy of trying

Every now and then I watch and listen in awe as people tell me they will “try” to get their tasks done; they will “try” to meet the deadline; or they will “try” to be at my party or meet me for dinner? What is this “try”? Have you ever tried to call someone? Heck NO! You either call or you don’t. There is no such thing as try. What if the pilot said, on the last flight you were on, “well folks, we are about 100 miles from O’Hare and I sure will “TRY” to land this 757 on the runway. Rest assured, I will do my best and try to make it”.

How good would you feel then?

It’s the same with employees. If you accept the fact that they tried as a valid reason for not getting stuff done, then you have just subscribed to the “Try Club”. And from now on, your employees will know that if they can convince you they tried, they will be off the hook.

Well, Coach, it’s your job to show them that “scoring, getting in the goal” is what it is all about.

Otherwise, you and your business are just running up and down the field.

About Fred Kaplowitz
Marketing is in my DNA. I love to solve problems and meet challenges head on and I have successfully produced results for hundreds of clients. I love what I do and love helping to make my clients more successful and happier. I am a husband and father, consultant, a coach, a teacher, a motivator, a copy- writer, and a speaker. I look forward to working with anyone searching for a proven methodology out of mediocrity. May I assist you in taking your business to the next level. Please call me now @ 516 359 4874 to review your business goals and strategies.

2 Comments on The joy of trying

  1. Thanks Fred, for giving us not just the old food for thought but rather thoughts to make us stronger. It is much more rewarding to be on our toes or pushing the edge. Keep pushing the thoughts.
    Steve Little

  2. Thanks Fred for the nuggets of wisdom you allow us to share and consume. Its always interesting when we get together. Keep pushing the envelope and thanks for all the encouragement over the years. Steve Faunce

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