Everyone talks about “Taking it to the next level.” Just what or where is that…a massive leap or a small step? Is that step forward or backward?
“I love my loft on third floor, but I am taking it to the next level.” So, is he moving to the fourth floor or getting a full apartment?
“My dietary practices are sorta normal, but I am going to take them to the next level.” Is she going to eat more ice cream or more kale?
“We have a great marriage, but we want to take it to the next level.” Wouldn’t that be divorce?
Similarly, “We are taking our relationship to the next level.” Does that mean sex, moving in, threesomes, or a Pilates class?
“I scratch out an income one way or another, but I am going to take it to the next level.” Job? Armed robbery? Shoplifting? Embezzlement?
Even if “the next level” is forward and/or bigger, why does it need to be so vague? Answer: Vague can’t be measured.
You get the point. Some common phrases mean nothing. Let go of them.