A silly little poem with a big point…..
There is a place called the Land of Should.
I visit there as oft as could.
I should do this, I should do that
I really should not be this fat.
I should jog and eat my greens
I should fit into my jeans
I should shop and I should cook
I should read that self-help book.
I should hit the gym first thing
Eat my oats, meditate and sing
Pack a lunch for work to take
And skip the office birthday cake.
I should drink more water, give up sweets
And all those other starchy treats
Limit stress, No Alcohol?
That doesn’t make much sense at all.
But just past the Land of Should
Is another Land that’s really good
It’s called the Land of Yes, I Want To
I feel its power through and through.
Suddenly, it’s not what I “Should”
But what I “Want”–now that feels good.
Yes, I want to be healthy and lean
Energetic, cheerful, and just plain seen.
I want a life that’s full as can be
I want a life where I am really me
I want vim and vigor and vitality
And no limits placed on me.
So go past the “Should” to the “Want-to”
It worked for me and it will work for you
Connect to what you want that’s good
And bypass that old Land of Should.