“The stories you tell yourself, and live by, determine your life experience” ~ Unknown
Everyone has a story. Actually, we have many stories. We are constantly telling ourselves different stories and creating the story of our life. What is yours? Is your story a rags to riches story? A victim story? A sad story? A hero/heroines journey? Our lives are often a series of stories that we tell ourselves.
I catch myself telling myself stories all the time. One of my favorites used to be “I can’t afford ______” (you fill in the blank). It didn’t matter what it was, if it was over a certain price (which I later learned was my internal money set point) that’s the story (program) that would automatically run! It’s a very common one.
I catch people in that one all the time. I’ll tell them about something and they’ll say “I can’t afford that” and then I’ll ask them “how much does it cost?” and they’ll say “I don’t know”, to which I will smugly respond, “well how do you know you can’t afford it?”.
Lol, It is very liberating to start recognizing and questioning the validity of the stories you tell yourself. Most times they are not even true for you! They may be based on someone else’s opinion or experience and we naively adopt it as our own and make it our reality. If the story of your life to date had a theme, what would it be? Achiever? Lover? Saint? Healer? Victim? Martyr? Villain? Whatever your story, the good news is, if you don’t like it, you can change it! The first step is taking an honest look at what the story is that you have been telling/living.
You have to be willing to see where you are, then decide what is or isn’t working for you, what you like or don’t like and what you would like to change.
The next step is making a decision and taking action because dreaming without action is fantasizing! If you’re ready to make your dream life a reality, or change a part of your story that is not working for you, schedule a strategy session now and let’s see how I can help you!