Pay attention to what you say.. 15 sentences that may fire you from your job
The expert sees a well-known lecturer in the fields of business and technology Bernard Marr Winning and losing is more about your thinking style than anything else.
Bernard Marr is the author of 20 bestselling books in the world, ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world.
According to that view, you can be a successful junior employee just as easily as a failed CEO. And that is by developing a mentality of constant readiness to win, making sure to exclude random responses that may become harmful in the field of work, eliminating negative thoughts that accompany them, and taking care of the phrases used in your daily dictionary.
These phrases cannot be categorized as black or white, there are times when we can use them automatically, but it depends on how we say them, and how well that reflects on others.
In the exercise of his duties, one of us may utter a phrase he does not pay attention to, making him appear to everyone – his boss, colleagues, clients or competitors – weak, indecisive and incompetent, in addition to the possibility of undermining his position in his workplace, and threatening his future career ambitions.
Bernard Marr asks: How did you know it was useless? He then explains that “repelling ideas before trying them is not a sign of success.” Even if the idea failed before, retrying it may give an opportunity for success in different circumstances, identifying what happened in the problem over time, and knowing the reasons for failure to strengthen the will. Therefore, Mar asserts that the phrase “no use” will not make you know any of the above, nor will it succeed unless you try again.
No need to think too much
This is one of the worst phrases that Ross McCammon, author of “Working Well With Others,” urges all employees and workers not to use. He expresses his astonishment at those who accuse others of over-thinking, saying, “It punishes people for caring and trying to make something useful.”
Failure is not allowed
It is a phrase that management consultant Adam Crick, author of “The Ethics of Responsibility,” rejects, saying, “Failure is part of work and life, and we all may fail at one point or another.” Because success and failure are two sides of the same coin, learning from failure often leads to victory.
I didn’t have the time
“This statement is often not true,” says Attlee Schalberg, CEO of one of the world’s largest online travel agencies. “Either you could have found the time, but you didn’t, or you didn’t manage your work time well, or let’s say you forgot.” What is better than this harmful phrase is “to finish the work, and to explain the reasons for the delay.”
this is not fair
Job search site Workopolis warns of this “immature” complaint, advising that even if you’ve been mistreated, it’s “best to gather the facts, and discuss the problem” to avoid the negative statement affecting your employment situation.
I can’t do this
“You’re set to get things done, so if you can’t, they might find someone else who can,” says Bernard Marr. Instead of being sluggish, be positive and try to get the training and support you need to get the job done.
Apologies may be fine in our personal lives, but in our professional lives we have to “recognize the problem and figure out how to solve it,” says McCammon. He advises saying “I understand this was a mistake, and it won’t happen again” instead of saying “sorry”.
This is not my responsibility
“Nothing annoys managers like these words,” Workcopolis reported. When your boss is betting on your abilities to accomplish an extraordinary task that he thinks you can accomplish, you are showing that you are not up to the challenge.
It’s not my fault
Bernard Marr promises you that “even if you’re not wrong, there are no winners in the blame game.” It is better to focus on looking for solutions, and help to correct things.
I did what I had to do
I did my part, emailed my work a week ago, and so on.. “Excuses excuses, without follow-up, phone call, or confirmation email, to make sure they at work have received the information they need to do their jobs.” “When you are in charge of sending information, it is not appropriate to let something or someone fail because of you,” says Schalberg.
I’m so stressed
Instead of seeing some stress at work sometimes as positive energy that makes you stronger, you rush to say, “I’m stressed, this pressure is killing me,” says Crick, who warns you that this “shows that you are unable to use the pressure of work in a productive way.” .
This is all I have
It’s the phrase that McCammon says “we should all resolve to stop saying”, a sign of the lazy person “who does nothing superfluous to help with a solution, or to offer an initiative.”
The word “implicitly means that you will not do anything you are asked”, but rather “you replace it with the word (I will) and offer more realistic options to restore confidence in you”; According to the Workcopolis website.
Another word we may show you in case of failure is just as ‘I will try’, according to Bernard Marr’s description of words ‘said by those who expect not to be able to do, or to be compelled to do reluctantly’; Don’t say “maybe,” be clear and say exactly what you mean.
This phrase is “enough to cast doubts about your person and your abilities, you are here to act, not feel,” says McCammon, noting the preference for using phrases like “I believe” or “I am sure” to give an impression of confidence.