This may seem like an odd word to write a blog post about. But I think it is very important. We use this word a lot and it can mean we are settling for less.

When you find yourself saying ‘instead’, what is it in context with?

Are you in a job you were told would be lucrative instead of ____________?

Did you study something sensible in school instead of _____________?

Are you staying in a bad __________ instead of pursuing happiness?

Are you holding on to a hurt or a wrong instead of healing and letting it go?

I think the words that follow ‘instead’ are usually the truest in our lives. They are the ones that make our hearts sing and minds dance with possibilities. They serve to fill us with energy and verve.

What have you been doing ‘instead’?

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