I want to

Woke up at 5 something today, sebab kancheong for today’s BNI meeting. I’m reading the BNI overview today, so eyes are going to be on me. I want to look presentable instead of my usual no make up belum mandi face lol.

The last 2 sentences above was actually going to start with “I have to”. But then I changed to “I want to”, and to something present. “I have to” sound like I’m being forced, when I could have said “no” when they asked me to read it. But I said “yes”, and I didn’t feel pressured.

“I have to” takes the power that I have of being in control. “I want to” feels more free. I’m doing this, because I want to.

And it’s true. I don’t have to wake up early today and get ready with make up and all. I could have just gone like I how I was every week. But I wanted to be presentable, I wanted to be ready. It was my choice, and I feel proud to have done it.

Even as I’m typing now, I feel lighter. Just changing “have to” to “want to” made me lighter.

Let’s take this further.

  1. I’m hungry now. I want to go down and make myself a peanut butter bread.
  2. I want coffee, but I don’t want it to be cold or finished earlier. So I’ll make it at 6:30.
  3. I want to go put on deodorant now.
  4. I want to be ready.
  5. I want to be energetic.
  6. I want to do Apaka brand book.
  7. I want to do Avisol flyer.
  8. I want to do Figment’s website.
  9. I want to make more income.
  10. I want to have a great day.


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