Making a small change in how we speak can influence our feelings, thoughts, and overall appreciation of what we do in our daily lives.

Think about this: How often do you say?
“I have to go to work.”
“I have to go to the gym today.”
“I have to take the kids to the park.”
“I have to pay the bills.”

Right away, there is a negative connotation with these statements. They do not empower us. They feel like a burden, a chore, an inconvenience.

Try this, Swap “I have to” with “ I get to.”
“I get to go to work.”
“I get to go to the gym today.”
“I get to take the kids to the park.”
“I get to pay the bills.”

You can feel more appreciative and in control by changing just one word. The statements are attached to a sense of joy and fulfillment.

You can go one step further with a follow on statement of intent.

“ I get to go to work” – I enjoy my job, and I am going to make someone smile today.

“I get to go to the gym today” – This is one hour for me to challenge and push myself and make my health a priority.

“I get to take the kids to the park” – They love the swings; I can’t wait to watch their faces!

“I get to pay the bills” – On-time because I am in a position to do so when many cannot.

My challenge for you is to flip the script to describe or narrate your day. See your day as an opportunity, a competition you get to win. Give yourself the right base mentality to see the joy in every situation, and I guarantee you it will filter down into you becoming much happier internally and externally.

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