There are millions of stories in this world trying to persuade you to buy into them; some stories begin inside your own head, while others are from outside forces. Any of these stories can be positive or negative.
Negative stories I’ve recently seen people consuming:
I have no control.
I can’t lose weight.
I’m just not loveable.
I’m not smart enough.
Positive stories I’ve also recently seen people consuming:
I’m the most in control I’ve ever been.
I’m determined to create healthy habits.
I’m growing more confident with who I am.
I’m damn loveable.
I learn something new every day.
I’m finding ways to make more money.
The human mind is awesome.
While you’re reading a story, your brain believes the story is real in that moment.
Annie Murphy Paul writes this in her blog, “The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated.”
The same goes for the stories you allow yourself to believe. No matter what story you tell yourself or you believe from the outside world, your mind will deem it to be true. However, you do have a choice in which book you purchase, right?
If there is someone in your life, even if that someone is you, that consistently tells you a story that is incongruent with the way you want to feel, then you have the choice to believe the story, change the story, or close the book entirely.
The point is that YOU have a choice.
The more confidently you believe the story you tell yourself, the more power you have to build a world where other people want to “read” your story as well.
The way to leave an impactful legacy begins with the story you read to yourself.
Finding The Right Story For The Legacy of You,
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I would love to grow together; please share any of your answers in the comments section below!
- What is one story you no longer want to believe?
- What is the story you want to put your faith into instead?
- What actions will you take to make that story your truth?
- Be vulnerable! Share your answers in the comments section.