Yes, but...

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Yes, but... technicians.

Anyone else who says 'yes, but...' a lot.

Provocative Suggestions

Just say no!

Yes, but what if ?!

Try saying 'Yes, and...' instead of 'Yes, but...' [1]

Avoid making unqualified affirmative statements. [2]


A healthy person goes "Yes," "No," and "Whoopee!" An unhealthy person goes "Yes, but," "No, but," and "No whoopee."

(Eric Berne, MD.) [3]

Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.

(John C. Maxwell)

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

(St Augustine)

Something to consider

Just say yes!



  1. Yes, I know it's difficult to do, but...
  2. Such as: Yes I can! Just do it! Hell yes! and YES! YES! YES!'
  3. Eric Berne, MD author of Games People Play and founder of Transactional Analysis.The first 'game' he developed in group therapy was the Why don't you? Yes, but... game. In discussing a positive possibility, one player says: 'Why don't you......? and the other replies: 'Yes, but...'