The Language of NO

Every group, every community, every organization has its own vocabulary and language. The Land of NO is no exception. Here are some common expressions of negativity. Which ones do you encounter in your daily life?

“That will never work.”

“We’ve tried that before.”

“They’ll never let us do that.”

“Now is not the time.”

“Let’s think about it for a while.”

“It’s too risky.”

“We can’t do that.”

“It will be too much work.”

“There must be a reason why no one has done it before.”

“What evidence do you have that it will work?”

“There must be an easier way.”

“We’re too busy.”

“It’ll never fly.”

“It’s not my job.”

“That’s not the way we do things here.”

“We have other priorities.”

“That’s great, but who’s going do it?”

“Let’s table ...

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