We often find ourselves in situations that are new and unexplored. Sometimes we stubbornly continue with an activity which to date has yielded little result. Whether you are going out on a blind date, sending a self-addressed envelope to the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, or attending your umpteenth networking event, you are investing a lot of time and energy into these activities. When asked why, you often take a breath, think for a moment, and say, “Well, you never know…”
Perhaps it is part of our cultural conversation. When in need of a response to justify our decision to take an action on something, “you never know” is an easy answer.
Mary: “Hi, Bob. What are you up to these days?”
Bob: “Not much, Mary. I was thinking of going to a networking event Thursday evening.”
Mary: “Sounds good and I wish I could go, but I can’t. What do you hope to get out of going?”
Bob: “Not sure, but you never know…”
Take a moment to think about the phrase “you never know.” When do you typically use it? What feelings do the phrase “you never know” create for you? Do you feel a powerful sense of purpose and energy? Or do you feel a sense of randomness and lethargy?Read More +