I read something very interesting today – it was a remark from someone on Facebook about how they changed their perspective simply by changing one word — “have” to “get”. It seems so simple – but is it really?
Let’s consider this – I have to go to work today – sounds like something you would probably avoid if you had the chance. Something daunting. Unpleasant.
So let’s change the words. I get to go to work today. It sounds like it’s a great thing right? It sounds like you are excited about doing it. It’s something you are looking forward to doing.
And it was such a simple change — from a 4 letter word to a 3 letter word. Have to Get.
I could think of my life in a negative way – I have to get up and run errands for my parents. Sounds negative. BUT if I change it to – I get to get up and run errands for my parents! At least to me, it sounds like a pleasant thing to do.
Let’s take it a bit further — I have to blog tonight because it’s been so long since I have. (and yes I did actually think that this morning). I changed it later today to – I get to blog tonight because I have a night off and can really think about it! I got excited by simply saying it that way.
It’s amazing that by changing that one word, how much better my day turned out. I changed the word with many things today (not just about blogging!) and it definitely turned my attitude around.
Try it – you may be surprised at how easy it is!