How many of these do you use? And what price do you pay by using them?
1.You’re killing me. Said in the heat of the moment when you are angry and frustrated.
2. I tried, it’s just not working. Can discourage anyone.
3. It will never happen. Puts a damper on any sort of teamwork.
4. I don’t trust you. Would make someone feel defensive.
5. It’s not possible for me. Puts “hope” on the back-burner.
Throughout the day, when you are about to say any of these, think twice.
Also, what other phrases do you use that bring you down?