Everyone Has A Story
The question I have is, “Are you aware of the story you tell yourself?“
How many times have you said something like this to yourself:
“I’ll get back on track when ________”
…things slow down
…when all of the craziness is over
…when I have more time
…when I can commit 100%
…insert excuse here to keep eating cake for breakfast
When we tell ourselves these stories over and over again, we eventually start to believe them. We then begin to rationalize our behaviors, and playing pretend becomes our reality.
If you find yourself saying any of the above – you’re only going to stick with actions that reinforce those beliefs because our actions ALWAYS reinforce our story…
3 Questions To Help You Flip Your Script
Listen, health doesn’t have to be an either-or situation.
You can make lots of money AND have excellent health. Usually, better health leads to better habits, which leads to increased productivity, which means less wasted time, which means more freedom or more money.
You can kill it in business AND enjoy your life! After all, what’s the point of money if you don’t have the physical means to enjoy it? Poor health ends up costing much more in the long run, even if it’s not directly related to finances – relationships, happiness, or clarity of thought.
When we feel a need to make a change in our life, we can rewrite or edit our story any time we like. It is an opportunity to reinvent ourselves, to hit restart, and to choose new behaviors that will serve in creating the best damn future version of yourself.
Question 1: Is the story you’re telling yourself true?
…will things really ever slow down?
…is your life really all that crazy, or are you just operating inefficiently?
….do you really have no time, or are you letting external factors control your life?
….do you have to completely change everything about your life 100% for things to be better?
The story may or may not be true, but ultimately it is the reason you do what you do.
Question 2: Is this story giving you what you want?
Or, are they blocking you and keeping you stuck?
If there is anything about your story that you are not sure about or that remains unclear – it might be the time to clarify it – and perhaps to rewrite in.
Question 3: What might be possible for you if your current story was false?
Always question if that voice in your head is true or not. If you aren’t where you want to be, then usually it’s not.
This form of questioning is a practice and a skill. You will get better each time you try.
“Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” — Susan Statham
If you’re seeking to change a behavior because you know it will change you’re life, but you feel stuck – grab a pen, paper and flip that script. Here is a link to my article on Behavior design which you may find useful as well.
Thank you for reading and allowing me to share this power process with you.