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Since last February I have been saying “I need to write a blog”. I vary that by saying “I am going to write a blog tonight.” Replace “tonight” with “this weekend”, “tomorrow”. Or with the change of seasons…. Or with the 1-year anniversary of Harmony Counseling. I am sure you get the picture.
One of my barriers were the parameters that I allowed to be set. My business coach, the uber-energized Deborah McLaughlin, wanted me to write blogs that reference the “soul stitching” that I do. My website designer, the wonderful Kim Jones, would like it if I wrote a blog that used phrases that optimized SEO such as children, adolescents, therapy, hope, healing, transformation, harmony. I don’t do well when I try to follow parameters set by others, this I know!
If you know me in a professional capacity you know that I pay close attention to language; especially the language you use. You can probably spy what I would clarify in my first sentence ~ it’s the word “need”.
I was reminded of the negative connotations of that work twice in the past week. “Need” is a chore. “Want” is a desire. “Need” has its’ roots in fear, “want” has roots in love.
Do I need or want to not only writing the first blog but to also commit writing one weekly?
I want to.
What in your life have you been thinking of as a “need to” when it could be a “want to”??
Think about it….