Blazing Center / Life / Motivation / Pursuing Wisdom / November 26, 2013

Why We Should Do Away With "Should"

From my latest article at The Blazing Center:

“Should” is a word which needs to be relegated to the second string, a backup word which is used sparingly and only when absolutely necessary. When we overuse “should” we build paper mache reality full of guilt, regret and unfulfilled hopes. 

I should exercise more. 

You should show up at work earlier.  

I should have studied more in college.  

He should have done his part of the project.  

I should be able to get that to you this week.  

She should be here soon.   

We should be ok.  

It should work.  

Should, should, should. It’s a word of unfulfilled expectations, an indication that things are not as they ought to be but without certainty that they will be repaired.

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Read the full article HERE

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