Words are important. The words we use can help us establish a mindset, which may or may not be a good thing.
Take “best practices,” for example. In my work, people are always asking me what the best practice for something might be.
The problem with “best practices” is that the phrase can leave people with the idea that something is the one best thing they could do. Just because it worked great somewhere else, though, doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for you to do.
I prefer to use “good practices,” as it implies it’s good, and there is room for improvement. After all, change and improvement are a journey without a final destination.
Words matter. What impact are your words having?
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