Who Would You Be Without Your “Story?”
We all have our stories… stories about the world, stories about other people, but most of our stories are about one thing… ourselves. It’s human nature to think about ourselves. How am I doing? What do they think of me? What do I think of me? Unfortunately, some of these recurring stories aren’t exactly the feel-good kind. And sometimes we carry these negative autobiographies around with us for years. These toxic tales tell us things like: I’m too young. I’m too old. I’m too weak. I’m a failure. I can’t do anything right. I can’t learn a new thing. I’m not smart. I can’t ever seem to get it right. I could never to do that…. You get the idea. I think we can all relate to at least one of these stories. I know I relate to several of them.
- What story am I telling myself that is not helpful?
- Who would I be without that story?