Get to vs. Got to
Choice is real.
It’s not just for other people. Like, well, that sounds good for you, but I could never…
Well, actually, you can!
It’s definitely a mindset shift. However, if you are just going with someone else’s flow, at some point, you’re going to end up miserable and bitter.
Get to vs. Got to
I look at the “Get to” items on the list as OPPORTUNITIES.
They could hold a:
- Chance to meet new people
- Place to be seen and accepted by like-minds
- Space to creatively collaborate on a project
- Wonderful educational experience
- Financially lucrative connection
I look at the “Got to” items as OBLIGATIONS.
Some aren’t so bad, but others can give you a pit in your stomach that you darn right dred! As I get older, I realize that many times the “Got to’s” are self-imposed. Sure, society deems what’s acceptable no doubt. But, in the end, it’s an individual decision whether we conform.
Life’s too precious to waste on reluctant obligations.
My challenge to you is simple. This week, for every decision that comes up, tune into your gut for the “feel good” answer. Try to surpass the mental story of “I’ve got to.” Be open to the possibility of maybe you don’t.
Keep track of the times that you gave in to something that you really didn’t want to. How did it feel? What would you have done differently?
Also, be mindful of the times that you honored your inner wisdom. What was that like? Did you feel a sense of newfound freedom? Try to “seal” that feeling. It will make a little imprint. When you need to rely on your intuition again for tough decisions, you’ll be able to recall that emotion which will ease your quandary.
In time, we’ll be able to override the autopilot of obligation. Tapping into our hearts and moving from a place of love will guide all of our decisions.
It’s not the easy road, but it’s sure an authentic one.
I’d love to hear from you! Have you recently reclaimed your power and politely declined a “got to?” Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time…breathe joy!
Hi! I’m Kc. I mentor women solopreneurs over 50 in holistic fields who struggle with technology overwhelm, feeling behind the times, and eager to have more than just enough to make ends meet. I teach how to earn more money by adding a digital income stream so they can help more people, work less hours, and leave a legacy. When I’m not online, you can find me in the backyard garden or with my fluffy cat, Bini.