Thoughts & Observations

The Impact of Should

We often think that berating ourselves with long lists of “shoulds” and “should nots” or wracking ourselves with guilt will push us to become better, to get more done.

But think about the times when you have felt the most empowered, joyful, and productive…

During those times was the voice in your head telling you how horrible you were, how despite your efforts you still weren’t doing as much as you should?

Probably not.

During those times, you probably let those voices die down a bit – you stopped comparing yourself to lists of shoulds long enough to let yourself shine.