We all use stories to help express our identity. We use them to explain who we are, what we do, what we expect and so on.
Our stories are incredibly powerful. We will go to great lengths to “prove” them to ourselves. We hold ourselves to them, and not surprisingly, other people hold us to them as well.
Because they are so powerful, it only makes sense for us to be telling the most wonderful, empowering and positive stories possible. We always have a choice to tell an empowering story or a disempowering story no matter what the story is about.
When I say “story”, you may have immediately thought of something written. I also mean:
We have a tendency to gravitate toward the language and emotions that are most familiar to us. (Even if we don’t like them.) We have a version of our story we share with others and a version we keep for ourselves. Rarely though, do we make time to really take a look at or write down the emotions and language we spend most of our time feeling and living! Let’s turn our focus to things we sort of live with and look for opportunities to thrive. Take a moment to check in with yourself:
It’s your turn to shine! Envision a new, compelling story for yourself. Picture the optimal you. Write down some powerful statements that resonate with this optimal vision. Make that your new story and focus. Begin living from that point of focus and see what wonderful changes are there just waiting for the Amazing You! Don’t be afraid of living “Happily Ever After.”
If you get stuck, I am here to help.