Two have recently come to mind that I’m attempting to remove from my lexicon.
‘To be honest’ – The idea is that we should always be honest. Not just when we explicitly state it.
Honestly, I use this phrase too much.
‘I know how you feel’ – Whatever you’re going through, I don’t know. Because I’m not you. I might have been in a similar situation. But surely, I don’t know how you feel.
Here are all the previous posts that I’ve used one of the above phrases (or a variant of it). Why am I sharing? So if you’re inclined to search, you don’t have to.
Now it feels like I’m reaching
Getting Things Done by David Allen