✨The power of ‘should’✨ This word is coming up a lot for me lately. It’s a small word that has big power to create so much negative feeling. Guilt, anxiety, stress, fear. -
Since I’ve become aware of it, I’ve noticed numerous times each day where I’ve been telling myself I should DO something, should WANT something, should FEEL something.. Sometimes these ‘shoulds’ happen around small things - like going to the gym or eating a healthy dinner! But sometimes they are able to hit big, life-changing stuff, and that’s when their power becomes far scarier.
For a long time, I wasn’t able to tell the difference between what I actually wanted and what I thought I ‘should’ do. Particularly when it came to making big decisions about my life and my work. I would set myself goals based on what I thought I wanted, and then when I realised I wasn’t actually making progress in moving towards them, I realised that many of them were based on ‘shoulds’ - born out of unrealistic pressure I was putting on myself, as well as other peoples expectations. -
What this has taught me is that the power of ‘should’ cannot be underestimated! But being totally clear on what you truly want - in work, in life - has the power to overrule the ‘shoulds’! Having true, honest goals that light you up, fill you with passion and give you purpose will motivate and inspire you in a way that ‘shoulds’ never could. .
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