Did you know that you get to do your life the way you choose? But first you have to change some of the language you are using!

The language we use in our everyday lives is the element that either predicts our failure or determines our success. Words are powerful and when we tell ourselves that we must or should do something, it really takes out the exciting and fun part of life and in business.

The words should and need not only place unnecessary pressure on ourselves it also leads you to feeling failing at perfection. I have said it before but perfection doesn’t exist. It’s an over-rated label placed onto us during your childhood most likely.

Can you remember your parents, foster parents, grandparents, and teachers tell you that you “should” get an A, or you “should” be nice to the bully? Or maybe you are running a business and you tell yourself you “should” blog, or you “should” follow the rules because everybody says that’s how it’s done.

Yea I’ve been there. And can I be seriously honest for a second here, I am not against rules when they make sense, but I rebel at them when people tell me I “should”. No one can dictate your life.

But what does that have to do with you?
Well, simple you’ve been conditioned to believe and do the same.

But what if for one minute you decide to live your life according to your own rules.
Get rid of the should, needs and the “this is what everybody is doing”.

What if you wake up every day and say to yourself:

Today I get to take a bath.
Today I get to work with a client.
Today I get to spend time with my kids.
Today I get to cook my kids dinner.
Today I get to eat a good meal.

Just think about it for a minute.
Now think about how you may have phrased all of those in the past.

I need to take a bath.
I need to work with a client.
I need to spend time with my kids.
I should write a blog post.
I should do a video.

Can you feel and see the difference in the wording and how much lighter it can feel when you rephrase your needs or should into “I get to”?

When we take on the stance of giving ourselves permission of all the amazing things we get to do every single day, we remove the pressure that we more than likely have placed on us.

And here’s the thing, yes there are things we may need to do do like push the boundaries of the comfort zone or develop a strategy that works for you in order to achieve what you want to be do and have.

But even during those moments you can change the words so that you get yourself a little more fired up to do the work necessary to achieve the desired results.

And if you are ready and serious about ditching what’s getting in the way, and choosing to put you and your goals first, let’s work together.

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Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Author + Artist, a Goal Coach + Business Strategist. Petra helps freedom-seeking Rebels + Creatives to follow their intuition, embrace who they are while they taking action towards their dreams + goals - whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or just focusing on personal goals. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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