“Every moment of your life is a second chance.” ~Rick Price
We all have the ability to write and rewrite our own story. The key is to make sure that you are writing a non-fiction novel as opposed to one of fiction. Our stories can either lift us up or keep us down and inevitably shape who we become. If we are constantly engaging in negative self-talk, we begin to accept the myth (fiction) that there is only one version of what our life can look like. We create this character locked in a maze with incurable flaws and tons of baggage. As a result, life becomes riddled with insurmountable challenges. It becomes difficult to separate our real selves from these negative stories because we spend so much time repeating them over and over again. Well, what if we just flat out said no to the ones we don’t want to believe? We have the power to reject negative self-talk. We are the gatekeepers and can choose what we allow in and what we let pass through. If you believe there are multiple paths, you can change your story. If you can believe that whatever you don’t know, you can learn, it will happen. If you have a willingness to try new things, you can change. If you can take the time to figure out your preferences, it can happen. What do you like to do? What feels like enchantment in your life?
If you can believe in yourself, you can write any story you want and when something changes and the story goes south, write a new one. You don’t have to be a hostage to any narrative. Give yourself permission. Every day is a new page and your mind is the pen.