“Don’t “Try” anymore

June 13, 2012 — 1 Comment

This is a quick sketch out of my sketch book and is the result of committing to yes I am going to do it, not try to do it.

As any creative we get extremely busy at times and can get overwhelmed. One thing I have started to practice is removing the word “Try” from my vocabulary. By doing this you either tell people NO or Yes. It forces me to make a commitment and stick to my word. It is also freeing when I can tell someone No at the time.You can phrase this in a nice way without offending anybody obviously. I started to realize when I tell someone that I will “try” to get it done it gave me an open end, and I personally was not committed to it. So I started forcing myself to answer yes or no to a commitment. Not only will it help your own state of mind but the person at the other end will know what your plan is. Then if you answered yes you will be forced to make it happen. So next time you think you need to use the word “try” replace it with a “yes” or “no”. I promise it will change the way you think and it will help you complete task and get stuff done. Happy Sketching

Dwayne Vance

Dwayne Vance


I own and operate Masters of Chicken Scratch. I have been a designer for over 12 yrs now and I have been able to do work for several Fortune 500 companies and several other amazing businesses. I also self published Masters of Chicken Scratch Vol1 and Vol2 and currently working on more book projects. I really appreciate everyone that stops by to read the blog and I feel honored that people are interested in what I have to share. So Thank You

One response to “Don’t “Try” anymore

  1. Great advice, I will be doing this from now on (notice I didn’t say try to do!)

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