Do you ever wonder about the stories we tell ourselves about our lives? How we write chapters about what is wrong, or not right, or doesn’t measure up in our life in comparison to others? And then we believe those stories with such ferocity that we sometimes can’t see that there can be a different perspective, or dare I say…something good…hidden within ourselves and our lives.
As Teddy Roosevelt once said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” As we pick up that proverbial pen and write our story, let’s make a conscious decision to change the narrative we tell ourselves. Conjure your hopes, your dreams, your passions…and write those into your story. What has gone well? Where do you excel? What are your strengths? Give those parts entire chapters as well; they deserve to be a part of your story.
The story you tell yourself is often the story you project to the world. And I know deep inside each and every one of you is a literary masterpiece of an incredible journey just waiting to be published!