What stories are you holding onto?

The first step is awareness.

Our lives are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves. Sometimes those stories are beneficial, sometimes they’re not. 

Some of the no-so-beneficial stories you might have might sound like:
  • I have to stay in this relationship because Ill never find anyone else to love me.
  • Eating healthy is boring and hard.
  • A conversation I need to have is going to be hard and uncomfortable.
  • My spouse did or didn’t do XYZ, they must have done it to piss me off.
  • I should be married by now.
  • I’m should have {name that job/position/salary/life} by now.
  • I can’t go to the gym because I’ll be the least in shape and everyone will judge me.
  • I’ll never be able to start this business because nobody really cares what I have to say.
  • I’ve always been this way/had this issue, I’m never going to be able to change it.
  • I will always be broke.

Stories like this not only prevent us from reaching our true potential but can even keep us in potentially dangerous situations. Maybe you’re in a crappy relationship, maybe your health is failing you, maybe you have a dream and you’re the only one standing in your way.

The first step to breaking the cycle of these stories is becoming aware of them. When you think about changing your lifestyle or starting that business, what thoughts come to mind? Is this story an absolute truth? Can it be changed? From there you can start to unravel it and rewrite.

But first, I challenge you... what stories are you holding on to?
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