Should or Must

Today, every time you use the word should, stop and replace it with must.

I should exercise regularly. I must exercise regularly.

I should write consistently. I must write consistently.

When something is a should, we do it when we feel like it. But when it’s a must, we find a way to make it happen. Which approach serves us better?

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women