I don’t have to do anything

You might be surprised to know you don’t have to do anything either.  Our actions are our choices.  You get out of bed and go to work because you want the money to pay for your toys.  Own your life.  The gift of free will should be celebrated.

When we wonder why we aren’t where we think we are supposed to be, we must look at why we make the choices we do.  Everybody claims they don’t have enough time to do the things they want to do.  Bull shit!  We make deliberate choices to do what we do.  What we forget is that for each choice we make there exists a consequence.  Good, bad, maybe not even instantly evident, but it is there.

A decision to do one thing comes with baggage but we accept this as part of a package deal.  I choose to play in an 8-ball league on Wednesday nights.  This means I also agree to pay league fees and green fees on a weekly basis.  I made a commitment to my teammates that I will be there every week.  I don’t go to “Girls’ Hump Night” dinners and I’m the last to learn the good gossip.  I haven’t taken a specific course at the college because it is repeatedly offered Wednesday evenings. It’s my life and I decided to play pool. 

 Take “have to” out of your vocabulary.  Stop saying you “have to” be at work for 6am and say instead you start at 6. You don’t “have to” keep the meeting with your parole officer but jail is the alternative.  It’s not that you “have to” go to dinner at the in-laws rather than poker with the boys but you choose matrimonial harmony.  You can stop using “have to” in your sentences completely and the only thing that will change is your attitude.


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