Monday, February 4, 2013

Attitude Adjustment

Have you ever had a "to do" list?  You know the one - it's those things you HAVE to do.  I would be shocked if you didn't have a list.  We all have them at some time or another.  For me, it seems to never end.  When I check one thing off, three more things appear.

Did you ever notice how it makes you feel?  When you say, "I HAVE to_________" - you fill in the blanks - it's draining.  It feels heavy.  It feels like a burden.

I don't know where I read this so I can't give credit, but I read, "Change the things you HAVE to do to things you GET to do."  It doesn't seem like a big deal, but you won't believe what a difference it makes.  It doesn't change your list, but it changes your attitude.  When you say you GET to do something, it's a lighter feeling.  It almost makes you excited to do whatever it is.

I don't always remember to say I "get" to do things, but when I catch myself saying I "have" to do something, I quickly change it and my whole attitude changes.  At work filing and calling for receivables are my least favorite things to do.  Sometimes I'll sarcastically say, "Oh good.  I GET to file today."  Even though it started out as sarcasm, it changes how I feel about it.

It's so simple and can make such a big difference.  Try it.  See if you get the same results I do.  It costs nothing and the reward is priceless.

Love, Paula

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