Our stories determine our direction Pt.2
Becoming aware of the negative stories on repeat in your mind is helpful. Crucial. Life-changing. BUT it's not enough.
The end goal is not to just be...what you don't want to be.
Avoiding failure is not exactly an inspiring target.
A good story is like a magnet pulling you towards your vision of hope 🧲
So, do you have a story that....
👉 can get you out of bed in the morning?
👉 can raise your heart-rate?
👉 changes your body language when you talk about it?
Trust me, that thing exists for you. It may feel distant. Out of reach. Or forgotten.
But, today is the day you have. So, what is the story you want to live out of?
Grab a pen and pad and use some of these sentences to help you get at it:
"My (kids/community/future self) deserves to live in a world where ______"
"I can play a role in that by _______"
"If I don't, the risk is _______"
"What I am working on today matters because _____"
"Mountains are climbed one step at a time. My next, right step is ______"
This might take a few minutes away from the ‘urgency’ of your to do list. But what could you gain on the other side of these questions?