I was watching Oprah the other day.
Yes. I still watch Oprah. She has her own channel now. How do I get my own channel? Would having my own channel come with a personal shopper? That could be cool…
Anyway, I was watching Oprah. And she was interviewing Tony Robbins. I have never heard of this Tony Robbins fellow before, but apparently he’s well known. I have to say I liked the guy. He made me smile. He’s the kind of guy who helps you become a better version of yourself. If you buy one of his books or pay a fortune to attend one of his seminars.
At one point Tony tells Oprah (not a direct quote): Don’t should should should. Turn your ‘shoulds’ into ‘musts’.
As in, I must lose weight instead of I should lose weight.
Or, I must eat healthier instead of I should eat healthier.
Better yet, I must exercise more instead of I should exercise more.
For some reason, this resonated with me. Oprah has that effect on me, I suppose. The should-versus-must principle can be applied to all aspects of life, not just losing weight.
I must quit making excuses for myself. I must spend more time with my family. I must find more satisfying employment.
You get the picture.
Musts are a vehicle to help get you where you want to go–where you need to go. It s a way to make something that is important to you mandatory, as opposed to merely optional. I love that.
What’s on your Must List?