I have this weird habit (weird to my kids, anyway) of taking the stairs instead of the escalator, whenever I have the choice. It happens mostly in airports, and sometimes in malls, conference centers, and other places. My kids used to ask me why I took the stairs, and I would answer, “Because I can.”
I know there will come a time(s) when I can’t take the stairs because of injury, fatigue or even age. But for now I can and I do and I will. When I saw do it because you can, not because you have to in a recent blog article, I was reminded of the stairs vs. escalator thing.
It seems like a healthy, positive, and empowering approach to me. What if we looked at everything that way? What are we doing in life right now that we could switch to a “can” rather than a “have to”? And what effect would that have on our attitude?
I’m going to start right now.