I had just boarded my flight, tucked my bag under the seat and messaged my parents.
“We managed to board the flight”
Unlike most of my trip to airports, this time, since I was accompanied by Hari, my meticulously methodical husband, I had reached well in time and checked in.
Although I have hardly missed flights, I only manage to catch them most of the times. I am counting on the traffic, my charm and the gullibility of the counter staff. I am often the last set of people to board a flight.
Sometimes I have had to take costly print outs at airport, convince flight attendant that I can board since I have no check in luggage, that I know someone in their airlines etc to manage to catch that flight.
But, today, we were well in time. We boarded without having to appeal any ones altruistic nature. But I still wrote
‘We MANAGED to board the flight’
This is why I have always been late to the airports. My actions probably decided my words earlier. But my words have taken over my behaviour and my results long ago. Yet I had not even realised it.
‘Do you MANAGE to pass your exams?’ or ‘Do you pass?’
‘Do you MANAGE to be in time for office/meeting’ or ‘Do you come in time?’
‘Did you MANAGE to complete your 10K run?’ or ‘Did you run 10 K?’
‘Did you MANAGE to get the contract?’ or ‘Did you win the contract?’
Instead of managing our choice of words, Let us choose to manage them better.
I erased and wrote again,
‘We boarded the flight. See you soon :)’
What word cruxes that you use have been determining your actions and results? Looking forward to learn from you !!