Why You Don’t Get It Done Now

I like science.  And I am increasingly aware of the impact neuroscience and linguistics have on our unconscious behavior.  Well here is one that suprises me.  On little word can make a huge difference in how we handle life…

 

Want to be more effective personally, professionally, and economically? Apparently, one solution is kill will.

One of the CultureSync Approved Tribal Leaders Leslie Bennett reminds me to take “will” out of the proposals we develop together. Statements like “participants will learn about the connections between organizational culture and organizational performance” become “participants learn about the connections between organizational culture and organizational performance.”

As we make the change, I always think, removing “will” can’t be that important can it?

Turns out it just might be.

Behavioral Economist Keith Chen is researching language differences that align with differences in national behavior when it comes to savings as a percent of gross national product.

Early results are more than a little startling. Nations with languages that speak differently about the future than they do about present (think: It will rain tomorrow) have a 5% lower savings rate than nations who do not (think: It rain tomorrow).  see more at Culturesynch

Here is what I would do:

Start paying more attention to how you talk.  Self talk and common social talk reveal a lot about how  you think.  Remember:

“How you behave is what you believe no matter what you say”