Maybe a 100 fold!
How do you actually measure it, when you feel a shift of energy and thought by changing one simple word to another.
I’m talking about HAVE and GET.
Words are so powerful!
They can build someone up or they can be used to destroy! It’s a huge responsibility to use the right words, not only in conversations with others, but those conversations with our self!
I have to be up early in the morning to take the kids to school. Later I have to take that long drive to work where I will have to go to the morning meeting.
That evening I will have to make dinner for the family. Then I will have to read another story to the kids and have to put them to bed.
I know this might be an exaggeration, however notice your thoughts and feelings while reading it. Sound exhausting?
Now read it with the simple word change.
I get to be up early in the morning to take the kids to school. Later I get to take that long drive to work where I will get to go to the morning meeting.
That evening I will get to make dinner for the family. Then I will get to read another story to the kids and get to put them to bed.
Did you experience the shift?
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton
When you have words like “have to” that proceed an action, it’s ego feeding. Changing it to “get to” shifts it into the heart where gratitude lives.
I know life is a struggle. It’s set up that way for a reason, beyond this blog or writer. It just is, so the better we deal with it the happier and energized we can be.
There are many people in this world that don’t “get to” do many of the things you “have to” do.
It’s a shift of perspective that has transformed my life and I am thankful that I get to write these blogs to inspire your “shifts in thought.”
Now go get to it!
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
RICK RUPPENTHAL is a professional Personal and Leadership Transformational Coach and a Certified Change Practitioner. As a retired paramedic of 30 years, Rick has held positions in leadership, education, as a coach and a mentor. Through those experiences , understanding and adaptability, Rick has dedicated his life to a continual journey of self-discovery, adventure and guiding others on their own journey of self-discovery and personal effectiveness.