The Power of “Should”

Sometimes the words we use have an outsized impact. 💥 The way we talk about our goals can make them feel achievable… or like an uphill battle. 🙅 One common word that casts a shadow on our financial plans is “should.” Changing this one word can make all the difference in how you feel about your goals, and help you accomplish them. 🚀

Imagine this scenario 🔮: You’ve set a goal to save more money this month. In the past, you might have regularly reminded yourself, “I should save more this month.” The moment that “should” enters the conversation, it can feel like a chore, an obligation, something you’re being forced to do. And what happens next? You might find yourself rebelling against it, like going on a shopping spree and treating yourself to an extravagant dinner. 🛍️ Nobody likes being told what to do, and it feels good to defy rules. 🧑‍🎤

But what if we replaced “I should” with “I choose” or “I want”? How does it feel when you say, “I want to save more this month”? 🙋 All you did was change the way you talk about your goal… and suddenly, it’s not an obligation; it’s a conscious choice. You’re acknowledging your freedom and agency in the matter, and 💪 it becomes something worthwhile rather than something imposed upon you.

This shift in language can be a game-changer. 🏅 It’s not about denying yourself, but rather about aligning your choices with your goals and values. 🙌 Instead of rebelling against what you “should” do, you’re taking charge and making decisions that align with what you want.

Next time you’re thinking of a money goal, remember the power of language. 💭 Replace “should” with “want,” and remember your motivation for choosing this goal in the first place. It’s a small shift that has a big impact. You’re on the path to financial wellness, and why not make it fun? 🥳