Every human has a slew of stories that run their lives.
“I’m too tall.”
“Our family is just poor and we always will be.”
“I’m Irish, that means I’ll always have anger issues.”
“Since no one came to my event, I must be a failure. Maybe I’m not even supposed to pursue this dream.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“I know that things will always work out.”
These stories are either helping your life, or making it hard or even impossible to achieve your goals. We have stories around how much money we’re allowed to make. Whether we can live in a certain house, or if we’re a good parent. We have stories about other people. “If he really loved me, he’d pick up the clothes and put them in the hamper!”
Stories can be long term or short term. Meaning you can have a story that runs your entire life- like “People like me just don’t get to have beautiful things.” Or you can create a story around a circumstance. In this week’s Whole Point Podcast, Christy and I share different stories we tell and how we’ve changed them. As well as how we help our clients change them.
Changing your story, changes your life. The most important truth to know is that stories can and do change. You have the power to rewrite your stories. In order to be happy, you’ll need to learn this skill. This podcast discusses how.