We all walk around with our personal stories playing in our heads day after day. This determines how we react to everyone and everything in the world around us. Our own story can be so powerful that it can often blind us to the reality of who we are and what we are capable of doing. Although hard to believe and accept, our story is not always based on the truth. The fact is that as children, we started to tell stories to protect ourselves from hurt and continued to do so as adults. When something went wrong, we learned to blamed it on others because being wrong was not a good thing and could lead to punishment. We also learned to tell lies to avoid feeling that we were not good enough in some way. It was innocent and over time, we told these stories to ourselves so many times, that it became what we thought was our truth.
Unfortunately this type of inner dialogue is defining our future and unless we become aware of it, it is a pattern that will continue to hold us back from living the life of our choosing. There comes a time when we have to change the conversation that we are having with ourselves. There comes a time to let go of the old stories that keep us trapped in the past and to believe in a new story and make it happen.