From The Blog
Should? Or Must?
May seem like the same thing at first ponder.
But understanding how they are vastly different may help you on your journey to live Your Best Life.
Recognizing how to utilize each one as you make decisions can be the first step towards owning your power.
Should implies that someone else – some person or group or governing body – is shaping your decisions.
I first decided to forego the concept of SHOULD after reading the book Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsh. That was when I first began to realize that I could shed my cloak of expectation from others.
That book helped me understand that this is the one life I get to live, and I have a responsibility to do with it that which calls to me and feeds my soul.
I began to see that trying to keep people happy by doing what they expected was an exercise in futility.
People have to keep themselves happy.
And anyone who is looking to another person to do that for them is wasting a lot of breath and energy.
Must comes from inside. It’s the voice that tells you what you need to do to become your best version of yourself.
Doing what you MUST do leads you closer to Your Truth.
To the reason you are here.
To the best possible way for you to use your gifts. To leave your mark.
Your MUSTS may come to you as Ideas and insights when you sleep or when you are quiet.
Those tend to be the Musts where the action ought to be focused.
That’s why a lot of people who have embarked on a journey to Do Better or Be Better always have a pen and paper beside the bed to capture that which comes to them while they sleep…before LIFE creeps in and make them forget.
So the next time you’re thinking about doing or saying something, run it through your filter of, “Do I want to do this because it feeds me in some way? Or am I doing it because someone expects it of me?”
If the second is true, reconsider if it is something you want to do or not.
If it is the first, then push on, baby.
Because something unseeable is guiding you towards your glorious future.
“Pursuing our Musts as we move through the world is the journey of a lifetime, but even the first step on that road is a mini adventure all its own.”
Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion
Until next time,