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Pay Attention to the Words You Choose

A couple of words have caught my attention recently –  should and suppose.

Often, we use the word, should, when we feel like we need to do something, and we may not want to do it. I believe we use the word, suppose, in much the same way.

For example, what are you supposed to be doing right now instead of reading this blog post? Or, what should you be doing next? It’s interesting to note how often these words are said in the course of a day.

I’m going to invite you to change your language.  Substitute should and suppose with the words get to, choose to or want to. For example, right now, I want to read this blog post. Or I get to work on this project.  Or, I’m choosing to work with this team.

Over the next few days, I encourage you to pay attention to the words you choose to use. Will changing your language also change your way of looking at tasks or projects? Post your experience here.

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