Don’t say I DON’T KNOW!
How often do you said these phrases?
– I don’t know
– What can we do?
– It’s not my job
– It’s impossible
– No, I can’t
Have you ever realized that saying some of those phrases is the same as admitting your helplessness. Why we always forget to think something before saying anything? Is it because our mouth is always active than our brain? I hope the other way around. I’m reading an article now about the mayor in Siberian town who has ordered his bureaucrats to stop using expressions such as “I don’t know” , “I can’t” and some other phrases to make his adminitrastion more effiecient. Read the full article here.
This reminds me of my conversation with my son last night while we were watching cartoon shows when he suddenly sat beside me and said:
Son: Mama what you want?
Son: No, not nothing. What you want?
Me: I don’t know ( I was not paying attention to him)
Son: Don’t say I DON’T KNOW
Me: * got his attention* okay why should I not say I don’t know?
Son: Mama please don’t say I DON’T KNOW
Me: Okay, no problem but let me ask you first what you want?
Son: *smiles and said* I want to buy POWER RANGERS!
Now everytime he heard me saying I don’t know, he always told me not to say it again. I wonder why? he is just 3 years and 2 months old!