Difference Between Should and Must

Sep 6, 2011 by

What is the Difference Between Should and Must?

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  1. daniel

    Has this thought ever crossed your mind – ‘’What if I am in a position to use my knowledge to make more money online and stand out from the rest?’’’. I am sure you agree with me that most of the time we have the necessary information to succeed but our thought life inclines more towards ‘SHOULD’ while it should be ‘MUST’. Take this scenario – when a person says, ‘’I should start working in the next hour before my boss gets back’’. This means the person will decide to work when he finds convenient and you agree with me that this is laziness. In other words, using ‘’should’ simply means you are not ready to compete with others in today’s ever competitive lifestyle.

    SHOULD is an excuse that most people use thinking they are on the right track and the fact is no consistent action is taking place. For instance, never say, ‘’I should lose a few pounds fast’’, because the statement already shows failure and lack of action. Instead, this is more like it, ‘’I must lost a few pounds fast. The second example clearly shows you are determined to achieve your goals and you are ready to find ways to make the goal attainable.

    Remember in college the time you decided to procrastinate until a situation arises – a ‘MUST’ read moment that happens the night before your test. Although you had already tuned your brain that you ‘’should’’ study as soon as now, the fact is that you don’t demonstrate the zeal to study until the last minute when the ‘’MUST’’ situation arises.

    If you are currently putting off ideas to develop your own products or getting your business operational, then avoid using ‘SHOULD’ and ensure every decision you make starts with a ‘MUST’. This way, your goals become attainable and realistic.

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