What Are The Limiting Stories You’re Telling Yourself?
Hey, guys, have you ever had to put together an about me, page or bio or maybe get up in front of a group?
You know, those awkward moments where you’re first in a group of people that you don’t know. And everyone has to go around and say something about themselves? Like five things that you didn’t know about me… that type of thing.
Well, recently I’ve been putting together some training and part of the introduction of the training was to share a little bit about me.
I wanted to speak about some challenges that I had overcome in life and some positive aspects of the experiences I’ve had in life.
So I put it all together and I went to bed…
When I woke up in the morning I found myself mulling over all the content in this training.
And finally, my mind was drawn to the part where I was talking about three different challenges that I’d overcome in life. I became aware of the stories that I was telling myself about those challenges.
I found that really surprising. Because what I hadn’t done is close the circle on those challenges. I hadn’t really talked about what amazing experiences those ended up being. Nor had I focused on the gifts those challenges had been in my life. When really, they shaped the person I am today.
Those “challenges” have enabled me to impact people through the connection that I have with them. I do the work I do today because of those experiences.
And so I wonder, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, who is out there telling incomplete versions of the stories and challenges they’ve experienced in life.
Maybe you’re just telling yourself subconsciously, not even aware off these stories that are going on in the back of your mind.
Maybe you actually say these stories out loud to yourself. Or maybe in those situations where you’re writing your ‘about me’ or standing up in front of a group of people and expressing something about yourself.
Those types of stories come up.
There’s a lot of power in those stories.
Because we have these magnificent minds that are always working in the background. Our Minds seek to find evidence that proves that the stories we’re telling ourselves are true.
And the really powerful thing about our minds and the way that it does this is it acts like a heat-seeking missile to prove what we’re telling ourselves and believing about ourselves and telling the world about ourselves is true.
The amazing thing is that we have the power to change the stories we’re telling ourselves. So a little challenge that I want to set for you at the end of this video is to go away and build a list of maybe the top 3 to 5 challenges.
Or, challenging experience, challenging things that you’ve had to overcome in your life. And really sit and feel how you feel about that.
What are the stories you’re telling yourself about those challenging times in your life?
Or maybe it is now. Maybe you’re going through challenging times. And now what stories are you telling yourself and other people as people come and ask, how is your day?
You know, how are you? What’s going on in your world? What are you telling people?
And I’m not saying don’t be authentic. But what I am saying is to be aware of the stories you’re telling. And know that you have a choice to tell a different story and to change the focus of that heat-seeking missile.
To make a better version, a more empowered version of yourself be the truth.
So on that note thanks guys, for tuning in, I’ll talk to you soon.
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