Trying vs Doing: Is there a Difference?

“Try” definition: to attempt
“Do” definition: to achieve or complete

Ever heard or said this – “I’m trying to eat healthier.”?

By definition, try means to attempt – is it possible to TRY to eat healthier without the DO? What would that look like – trying to eat a carrot but accidentally eating pizza?

By definition, do means to complete or achieve – even if you make one small change to your eating habits, aren’t you doing?? Vs trying?

Do these two small little words really mean that much to our success? Think about this, if someone tells you they will “try” to make it to your event, do you expect them to attend? What about if someone tells you “I’ll be there”? Feels different doesn’t it?

Now look at it with regard to healthy eating and exercise (‘cause that’s what we do at Salvere!), if you said “I’m eating healthier” does it feel different then saying “I’m trying to eat healthy”? Go ahead, say it and feel free to change the action (ie. Working out, meditating, etc.). How does it feel? It’s one thing to say I tried to climb that rope – or something else you can truly attempt without actually achieving.

I challenge you to pay attention over the next week and see how often you say or hear someone say “try” with regard to certain things. And then ask, is it a “try” or “do”?  If you’ve taken action — YOU ARE DOING!  Give yourself the credit.

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