We have to go to the gym, we have to eat healthy, we have to do homework, we have to wake up early, it goes on and on. Seems like we have to do a lot things, but let’s think about this for a second… do we really have to?
Every day we wake up with these words playing constantly in our heads, but why? Why do we have to do things when we could want to do them?
It’s three words; I want to.
Saying you want to rather than you have to is completely different. When we say we have to do something we immediately place burdens in our heads. Having to do something doesn’t sound fun and in the end isn’t fun.
You want to start hitting the gym, you want to start eating healthy, you want to wake up early for work, you want to do homework. If you remove the words I have to from your vocabulary I really do believe you could be a happier and more positive person.
A lot of the time we use these words when in reality what we’re doing is positive and shouldn’t be looked at negatively as if it is a task or job to accomplish. Your life isn’t about
having to do things, it’s about wanting to do things.
View all that you have to do as opportunities, not duties.
–You want to go to the gym because you care about your body and you want to look good.
–You want to wake up early for work because you‘re fortunate enough to have a job.
–You want to start eating healthy because you know your body is important and you want to change.
–You want to go to school because you know it’s for your future.
–You want to not have to.
Making this change won’t be easy. I barely started doing this a week ago and I still find myself saying I have to. Set a reminder on your phone, write it on your hand, or print it out and hang it on your wall. Just remember that you want to do it.
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Let’s do good things with our lives.