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The difference between have and get

By Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer, LIW

This is not a lesson in grammar but in motivation.

In Dan Pink’s recent Pinkcast, he explains how to motivate yourself when you don’t feel like exercising. Michelle Segar’s work reveals that the words we use about exercise make a difference.

Reframing ‘I have to exercise’ to ‘I get to exercise’ makes us more likely to go. It taps into what research tells us is a key driver of sustainable behaviour change: autonomy.


What does this mean for leadership?

Words are important in work too. Turning ‘I have to budget for next year’ into ‘I get to budget for next year’ could make a difference.

As a big exponent of the ‘I have to’ school of personal fitness, here goes…. I get to go out on my mountain bike today.

See you out there!

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