Watch the Video! "Should" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #15)
Man, I am sick of "should." Every day I see people I care about stressing out about what they should and shouldn't do based on other people's anticipated judgments or expectations. Sometimes those judgments matter (like your boss's), but even then, we have a tendency to pressure and disempower ourselves out of fear.
"Will they laugh at me?'
"Will they think I'm incompetent?"
"Will they disapprove of my life choices?"
Every time I catch myself saying, "I should..." or "I shouldn't..." I try to pause and reflect: Is this "should" helping me reach my ultimate outcomes?