Every moment of every day is story time.
Take a moment and listen to that voice in your head.
What story are you telling yourself about yourself today?
Whether you’re aware of what you’re doing or not, you are telling your story all the time. You’re telling it in your self talk and when you’re telling others about yourself. You’re telling it in all those thoughts you have about yourself.
What story are you telling? Are you putting yourself down? Are you limiting your possibilities by saying that there are things you can’t do? Qualities you can’t have? Is your story the same as everybody else’s?
Are you deliberately crafting your story or simply repeating the same story over and over?
Who is the author of the stories you tell yourself about yourself?
Is it you?
You can be the author of your story but you need to make that a deliberate choice.
If you don’t pay attention to your storytelling you end up repeating things – mindlessly. Those things could be lies. They might have been true once, but there is a fair chance they are nothing more than opinions – that you have not consciously examined.
Here’s something to think about. If you keep telling the same story nothing changes. If you want things to change in your life you need to start telling a new story.
Start telling yourself the story of who you want to be – and grow into being that person.
You won’t change when things around you change.
Things around you change when you change – and you need to tell yourself a new story if you want to change.
I know this sounds easy but in reality it’s a real challenge – simply because we are creatures of habit. It’s so easy going with the flow of the familiar. It takes commitment to make a deliberate choice to change the narrative of your story and to stick with that choice.
You also have to contend with peer pressure – from those people who want you to stay the same.
The fun is in the changing not in the staying with the herd. So, go for it!
Thanks for dropping by, Peter.