The stories you tell yourself repeatedly will eventually define who you are and what you become.
It is up to you tell stories that are either empowering or dis-empowering.
Empowering stories give you the confidence and the energy to follow through – even in the face of adversity.
Dis-empowering stories perpetuate fear and worry.
If you find yourself caught up in making excuses for why things aren’t going your way or blaming and resenting others for your own unhappiness, chances are you are stuck in a dis-empowering story. Re-writing the story to be empowering might not be easy but it is in your control to do so.
Here’s a short video from Tony Robbins on stories, using Steve Jobs as an example:
For another example of someone who has chosen to write the story of her life as an empowering tale, see my previous post on 108 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor Alice Summer.