How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word | James Clear
As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the things that we have to do.
You have to wake up early for work. You have to make another sales call for your business. You have to work out today. You have to write an article. You have to make dinner for your family. You have to go to your son’s game.
Now, imagine changing just one word in the sentences above.
You don’t “have” to. You “get” to.
Wow! A very simple thing to practice everyday, but the way your perspective changes is huge.
One of the things I get lazy on is washing my son's milk bottles. If I apply this lesson to that scenario, I would go from, “I have to wash milk bottles tonight”, to, “I get to wash milk bottles tonight”. Okay well it still sounds like work, but if I dig deeper, getting to wash bottles means:
- I have been gifted with a child.
- I am fortunate enough to afford to buy milk and milk bottles for my son.
- I live in a house with water clean enough to wash the bottles with.
Now it doesn't like too much work at all. All with the change of a single word.