I heard someone this month tell the story of asking for a ride to the airport. His friend said, "I'll try to get you there in time." Our traveler decided he better just call a cab because trying is lying.
How often have I used that excuse myself?
"I'll try to make it" when, in fact, I didn't want to go but couldn't find the courage to just say no.
"I'll try to stick to this diet through the holidays."
"I'll try to quit (fill in the blank)"
"I'll try to pay off debt."
What's lacking from that phrase is the big C. Commitment. The impetus to do whatever it takes, rather than what's merely convenient.
Change happens when the pain of where you are is greater than the fear of where you're going.
On a scale of 1-10, what's your pain level today?
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.