Get to or got to?

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mindsetI love hearing things which challenge the way I think about different different situations.  The other day I heard the question “how does your mindset change if you change the start of the sentence from I’ve got to do something to I get to do something?”.  It’s a small yet potentially powerful adjustment.  Here are a few examples:


  1. I’ve got to go running. I get to go running.
  2. I’ve got to do the school run. I get to do the school run.
  3. I’ve got to write this appraisal. I get to write this appraisal.
It strikes me that the ‘get to’ version is more positive and appreciative.  It can help bring perspective and encourages to us to acknowledge the often privileged position we are in. Try it today and see what happens to your attitude.
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