I have consciously taken the word ‘but’ (a negation of everything that precedes it when communicating) out of my vocabulary and most times replaced it with ‘yet.’ Also ‘and.’ So powerful and transformative.
According to psychologist and author of ‘mindset’ Carol Dweck, the power of “not…yet” gives us a path to remain open in the future and makes people feel that they are on a learning curve rather than a dead end.
A key understanding of NLP
(neurolinguistic programming) is that we are responsible for the impact of our communication. Making this one simple change and using the word YET is a perfect example of the power of words, and the ‘mindset’ behind them.
Using YET is a powerful tool for shape shifting our mindset and beliefs from fixed to open, curious and full of wonder and growth.