Want to bridge serious communication gaps? Remember this: Truth in communication usually comes after the word “but.”

I like you, but…

I’d do it, but…

I want to, but…

I will, but…

I wish I could, but…

I try, but…

Pay attention to your own “buts,” and start listening extra closely to the words that follow another’s “but.” After “but” is where you can find the root cause of the the issue, problem, dilemma, obstacle, disagreement, or hitch.

Growth, improvement, understanding and change come by listening closely and confronting our “buts.”

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels —other info in my bio & on my websites.