“I have to” or “I get to”?

We all have a list of things to do each day, whether written or not. We have a daily routine of tasks, of things to get done.

Sometimes, we say “I have to pick my daughter up from school.” or “I have to make the dinner.” We all have long lists of items or tasks like these that we say out loud or think to ourselves during the day.

Consider that everything is a choice.

If everything is a choice, and it really is, then you don’t have to do anything.

Try rephrasing any of your ‘have to’ statements or thoughts to ‘get to’ thoughts and see what changes.

“I get to pick my daughter up from school.”

“I get to make the dinner.”

You can compile your own list, I’m sure. But think on each one of the choices.

I get to pick my daughter up from school because I’m fortunate enough to have a daughter. I’m fortunate enough to be able to pick her up from time to time.

If you consider everything in your life a chore, your life will be a chore. You will live for the weekend, wishing your week away. And what will happen at the weekend?

You’ll have to do the recycling. You’ll have to catch up on laundry. You’ll have to go out.

You don’t have to do anything.

You get to do so much.

Change “I have to” to “I get to” and see your life change for the better.

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