Choosing Your Words Wisely

Words can leave a lasting impression. Whether it's a positive or negative impact is up to the words and phrases you choose to use.

An article on discusses dozens of commonly used phrases that can hinder a person's success in the workplace and in life. Below are some of the phrases the author warns against using.

  • “There’s nothing I can do.”
  • “It’s not fair.”
  • “That’s impossible.”
  • “We've always done it that way.”
  • “That’s not my job.”

Unfortunately, what seems like an innocent phrase in the workplace can lead you straight out the door. As a business student, it's important to practice the behaviors here on campus that will lead to success. Your challenge is to avoid using these phrases, which is sure to lead to an improvement in your interactions with people.