The story you tell yourself

It’s really up to you. Who you are and who you will become. A lot of it depends upon the story you tell yourself about who you are, where you are, and why.

It’s natural for the story you tell yourself to be a rational one. To make sense inside your own head. To explain your situation in a way that resonates with the way you see the world.

For most people the story they tell themselves is based upon the experiences that they have had in their lives. If they have been beaten down and taken advantage of in the past they will probably tell themselves a story about being a victim.

If they have worked hard and come up short they will probably tell themselves the story of an underachiever. If they have been lucky and fallen upon great fortune they will probably tell themselves the story of an entitled person who deserves the success they’ve had.

Being aware of the story you are telling yourself is the first step. Understanding the story and changing it to help you reach your goals and become the person that you want to be is the second step.

What is the story you are telling yourself?