Turn Your Should into a Must!

Don't should all over yourself!  Take action to change!

Don’t should all over yourself! Take action to change!

We all know what we should do. People know that they should eat better. They know they should lose weight. They know they should make more money. They know they should go back to school. They know they should quit smoking. There are a lot of things we know we should do….but we don’t. And we end up should-ing all over ourselves! Why is that? Speaking from my own personal experience, I believe it is because we don’t sense the urgency to make the necessary changes to improve the quality of our lives.

A person will tell you, ‘’I really should lose 25lbs…hey you mind handing me that last piece of pie?” Now, fast forward that person meeting with their primary care physician. The test results come back stating high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and the need for a triple bypass. Doctor says—“You must lose 25lbs or you will die!” Now, we have some motivation. Suddenly we are not saying I should be healthier, but I MUST BE HEALTHIER! Your turning point will be when “the should” becomes a must!

Where do you want to end up? How do you want to be remembered? What would you like eulogy to say? Ultimately we are all going to die. It is simply a matter of when. So, what do you have in your life right now that is worth “LIVING” for? What or who is worth pushing the plate back and going to the gym for? What is that motivation? What is that one thing that will push you to do what you MUST do? Until you turn your should into a must NOTHING in your life will change! You must grasp the reality that we cannot wish things to change. We MUST take action for things in our lives to change.

The Apostle James said “Faith without corresponding actions is useless” (James 2.17). Nothing in our universe “just” happens. Everything is the result of cause and effect. So, if you want things to be different YOU must work at making things different! If you don’t like the effects, change the causes! Turn that should into a MUST! I must be healthy! I must get that degree! I must make my marriage better! I must secure my financial future. YOU MUST TAKE ACTION!

Right now take out a piece of paper. Write down the things you know you should be doing. Above these items, write “THINGS I MUST DO!” And start working that list. If you change nothing, then nothing will change. If you continue doing the same negative things you are doomed to repeat them. Once you start accomplishing those things you’ll wonder why you didn’t do them sooner. Take action and turn that should into a must!

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~ by DanielToops.com on August 6, 2013.

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