DO IT Let's Get Off Our Buts Author:John-Roger and Peter McWilliams "I want a nurturing relationship, but..." — "I want a fulfilling career, but..." — "I want to be healthier, but..." — "I want to be happier, but..." — IT'S TIME OT GET OFF OUR BUTS! — When faced with an exciting new opportunity, one that might expand our capabilities and move us ever-closer to living our dreams, we respond with one of the two three-l... more »etter words: YES or BUT. (Yes, some have merged them into YES-BUT, but they really mean, BUT.)
When used in a sentence, BUT means "Ignore all that good-sounding stuff that came before--her comes the truth."
"I'm excited about my new exercise program, but..."
"I'm really concerned about the environment, but..."
"I know how important it is to love myself, but..."