Banish the “T” Word from Your Vocabulary! (For Your Own Good)
I just replied to an email from someone who told me he thought he had ‘too much’ content to be able to put into a talk he was doing.
Too much? That one simple word turns an objective statement into a judgement. In his case, it’s only his own judgement. No-one was telling him how much he had to prepare for the talk.
The more we heap judgment on ourselves the less we can enjoy the things we are doing and the way we are being. I’m too loud, I’m too quiet, my manuscript is too long, I’m too fat, I’m too… Really, who says so?
What if the person who wrote the email simply asked, “Oh, I have a lot of material here, what will be ‘enough’ for the talk I am doing?”
Once we remove judgement, it’s much easier to take action!