Let’s be real. Someday will NEVER come.
Has it ever happened to you when you said “Oh Someday I’ll do that, and then you never did it”?
If you said no, you’re lying.
I have a big problem with the word someday in business, in life and in general.
Even the dictionary doesn’t explain “someday” as a definite time in the future. It’s a wishy-washy term that we use to deflect a level of commitment.
So why do I hate it so much? Because it doesn’t create any progress.
Let me share with you a story. I was reaching out a connection on LinkedIn this morning (and that is what sparked this post). I was asking how business was going and they said good, they asked me about mine and I said it’s going well (adding that I’m enjoying helping inconsistent businesses get consistent results).
Then this happened.
Let’s break down a reply like this. If we removed the word SOMEDAY the sentence would read.
“We should see if I could use your help”
So as a business owner and a coach, I guided the conversation towards a decision of commitment.
I said, “Absolutely, let’s not hope for someday, let’s pick a day when in January would you be able to get together to discuss where you’d like your business to go?“
If you’re experiencing this word in your conversation, don’t back down from it. It’s a subtle word that isn’t intended to be a no but this is what I believe it means.
So don’t let “Someday” become the delay that is causing you to grow your business, yourself and your dreams.
Shaun Whynacht has over 20 years of digital marketing experience across Canada and the United States. He works closely with clients to determine the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in 12 months. This gap is the focal point of the plan to help clients achieve those goals.