Change One Word

Think about your job, your commitments, your responsibilities.

Have all of that in mind? Now, say to yourself: “I have to do this.”

Ok. How does that feel?

Keep thinking about all of those things you do every day.

Let’s replace one word and try it again. Say to yourself, “I get to do this.”

What do you think? What’s the difference for you?

Please comment below and let me know.

DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.



8 thoughts on “Change One Word

  1. Sometimes a “have to” is taking a stand after finding one’s ground. I’m thinking of your story….of finding and creating a different legacy ….me too. In the swimming of everyday life, yes..
    .get to bestows gratitude and humility…

  2. I think it makes all the difference. Feeling victimized vs. feeling powerful. Hopeless vs. hopeful. Exhausted vs. energized. Sad vs. happy. Dejected vs. joyful. Resigned vs. open to possibility. Consumptive vs. generative. You get the idea…

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