Do you do things because you SHOULD do them or because you WANT to do them? How many times have you said something like this?
“I SHOULD wash the car.”
“I SHOULD call my sister.”
“I SHOULD take this job offer.”
When most of us use the word should it is implies that we are doing something because we may think it is the right thing to do or it represents what others perceive as the right thing to do.
When you say: “I SHOULD wash the car.”
This implies to me that your car is dirty and you know your car is dirty and part of you thinks getting that car clean is the right thing to do, but another part of you is not really that into washing the car.
When you say: “I SHOULD call my sister.”
It sounds like you feel obligated to call your sister. It does not sound like you want to call your sister or that you will enjoy speaking with your sister.
And finally when you say: “I SHOULD take this job offer.”
Really, why SHOULD you take that job offer? Oh, because they offered you the job and the salary is right. What do you WANT to do? If you want to do something else and you settle for the job offer you should take, then what? What happens to what you wanted?
We don’t live in an obligation free world, so maybe you SHOULD call your sister. But if you pay attention you just might begin to see that you have some SHOULDS in your life that are taking up too much of your time and energy. Why not let them go?
Now I SHOULD wish you a wonderful week and in fact I really DO wish you a wonderful week.
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