Do you want to know what one of my least favorite beginnings to a sentence is?
“I’m going to…”
Those three words tend to say a lot about a person in that moment:
- They tell me that you’re probably never short on ideas.
- They tell me that you’re not currently doing whatever it is you’re “going to” do.
- They tell me that you might be someone who makes excuses because those words are usually followed with an excuse as to why you’re not doing that thing you’re “going to” do. (Did that make sense?)
- They tell me that you may not be truly committed to your idea.
- They tell me that you may lack the confidence to execute on your idea.
- They tell me you may not be proud of what you’re currently doing so you have to tell me what you “might” be doing.
The people who are changing lives (including their own) are the people that are doing – not the people that are going to do. They don’t talk about it as being in the future. They talk about what they’re doing right now to make a difference.
So. Don’t tell me what you’re going to do. Tell me what you’re doing. And if you don’t want to talk about what you’re doing, stop doing it. Because it probably doesn’t matter anyway.