I should do a lot of things. So should you.
But we do what we must.
If I let the things that I must do go undone, the consequences eventually show up.
Should vs. Must
- I should be more patient with my kids.
- I must pay my mortgage.
- I should exercise.
- I must get out of bed every day.
- I should write more often.
- I must feed my kids.
- I should have more in savings.
- I must pay taxes.
What’s on your should and must list?
We all have our own list of should and musts.
Should is a trap. Must is where change happens.
Should is a guilt trip, and it’s optional.
Make your shoulds, musts.
- I must be more patient with my kids.
- I must exercise.
- I must write more often.
- I must have more in savings.
This is how I am changing my life, by turning shoulds into musts.
When I do this I experience less regret, more traction, more clarity, and fewer negative consequences.
I should have done that a long time ago.
h/t to a friend who sent me a Tony Robbins audio that presented this idea. I don’t remember who the friend was, sorry.