Leadership Nudge 91 – Say I Don’t, Not I Can’t
When people have control over their work, they are healthier, happier, and more productive. The idea that people with control have better outcomes works even when it comes to ourselves. For example, let’s say you made a resolution not to miss your workout. Is it better to say “I don’t miss my workout,” or “I can’t miss my workout?”
When you say “I can’t miss my workout,” it is like some exterior force is at play imposing its’ will on you. When you say “I don’t miss my workout,” it’s like you are in control. You do not miss your workout!
A recent study shows that the percentage of people who maintain their resolutions when they say “I don’t do something,” is significantly higher than those that say “I can’t do something.”
My leadership nudge to you this week is this:
When you talk to yourself, say “I don’t do that,” instead of “I can’t do that.”
Let us know how it goes!
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