Monday, March 20, 2017

Motivational Monday #33: Have to v. Get to...

Our words aren’t just important in how they impact someone else but also in shaping who we are as well. Our words reinforce either a positive or negative perspective. Our words subtly echo the story we tell ourselves every single day… a story that after a while becomes what we tend to believe.


It was a subtle thing, an unconscious word choice but a choice all the same.

Here’s the thing…

  • HAVE TO frames things in a way that says I am obligated or required. It’s negative in most cases.
  • GET TO frames it more from a sense of gratitude and appreciation. It’s positive. 
See the difference? It’s a simple shift of perspective but it can mean a lot over time as we subtly train our brains to respond out of a place of gratitude and thanksgiving versus an obligatory requirement.

The truth is, there’s not much in life that we HAVE TO do but there is a lot in life that we GET TO do.

We have to prospect or we get to prospect?

We have to do office presentation or we get to do presentations?

We have to write thank you notes or we get to write thank you notes?

We have to make cold calls or we get to make cold calls? 

We have to go to work or we get to go to work?


It could go on and on. It's perspective. 

What things to we GET TO do today? Let's do our best at it!

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