Monday, March 22, 2010

Don't Start with "You"

Michael Hyatt and Regi Campbell give some great advice for husbands and fathers when interacting with our wives and children: Avoid starting sentences with "You."

Starting with "you" tends to provoke conflict. Consider their examples:

You never _________
You should have ________
You used to ________
I wish you would ________
I wish you wouldn't always __________

I don't think this is an absolute case. Consider the great sentence that starts with 'You': "You are beautiful!"

But be very careful when starting sentences with 'You.'

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