Two simple little words that contain so much.
Think about how you feel when someone says the word “But”…
Have you noticed how your body stiffens up?
How your brain puts on armor and stands guard?
How others pull away?
That one little word can negate all the good you said before it. It is like the parent standing shaking their head at you.
Yet did you know it is the number one word used by leaders when trying to give feedback?
Oh and then there is AND…
Such a sweet word. It implies that things can be fixed, aligned and connected.
It doesn’t eliminate one but adds to it.
Just this week try to substitute the two words.