“Life is a choice. I am a great admirer of the wonderful opera singer, Beverly Sills. She was doing a concert in San Francisco one afternoon. They had a reception for her at the end of the concert, and a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle came up to her and said,” Miss Sills, I bet you hate the fact the you’ve got to give another concert tonight.”
She said: “I don’t have to give another concert tonight. I get to give another concert tonight.” She continued: “At one time in my life, I used to say I “had to” a lot and I could feel the energy drain.
“Suddenly, I just got it. People are driving all over town, picking up babysitters, ad getting dressed to come and hear me sing. I get to give another concert.”
The power of that one turn of phrase is just unbelievable.”