This week’s tip is short and sweet.
It may seem simple, but it is extremely powerful, and shows how changing just one word can have a profound impact on your life.
How often do you use the word ‘should’?
The things that we love to do – that are in line with who we are and our values – are never ‘shoulds’. They are the things that we look forward to and which give us energy.
‘Shoulds’, on the other hand, are usually energy drainers.
Whenever we say something like “I really should do…” it implies that it’s something that we don’t really want to do – or that perhaps we feel someone else wants us to do. It also implies that we don’t have a lot of choice in the matter.
Next time you catch yourself – or someone else – using the word ‘should’, try replacing it with ‘could’ instead.
This immediately gives you the element of choice. It’s not something you’ve got to do, it’s something you can choose to do – or not. It’s up to you.
Feels a lot better, doesn’t it?
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