I keep meeting a lot of people, business owners included, who “try”. As Yoda says, “Do or Do not, there is no try.”
When you tell someone, let’s try to get together, you might as well be saying, “If I have nothing better to do, maybe I will grace you with my presence”. Obviously, sometimes things come up and you need to change plans, but if you want to do something, prioritize it, put it down on the calendar and make it happen.
The same thing with other aspects of business, “try” is an easy way to weasel out of doing more or giving 100%. When you put the try mindset on, your “try” gives you permission to give-up.
Until you go to the lengths where not a single stone has been left unturned or, at least, you reach a point of true diminishing returns, you really haven’t tried anyways.
So, banish the word “try” from your vocabulary. Set concrete goals and plans with specific timeframes around them. Put tasks on your calendar. Replace the phrase “I’ll try” with “I will”. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can make happen when you intend to do something instead of try to do something.