According to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director of Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school), you just need to eliminate these 2 phrases from your daily life.
1. Swap “but” for “and.”
You might be tempted to say, “I want to go to the movies, but I have work to do.”
Instead, Roth suggests saying, “I want to go to the movies, and I have work to do.”
2. Swap “have to” for “want to.”
Roth recommends a simple exercise: The next few times you say “I have to” in your mind, change have to want.
“This exercise is very effective in getting people to realise that what they do in their lives — even the things they find unpleasant — are in fact what they have chosen,”