A recent e-mail from a client sounded like a series of apologies: She has been struggling to get back on track with her eating.
“I didn’t . . . , I wasn’t able to keep my commitment to . . . , I have really struggled . . . “
Then I got to the last sentence, and thought, “YES! That’s great!” A simple word makes such a difference. That word is “yet.”
“I keep saying I will eat right tomorrow, but that tomorrow has not come . . . yet.”
Brilliant word! “Yet” is filled with hope and promise. It leaves the door open to improvement. That makes a world of difference.