People sure love to hang on to their “story.” You know the one. The story that explains why you can’t get better, accomplish something mind-blowing, or succeed in life in general.
Some of the stories I hear a lot…
I’m too young/old to do that now.
My ex-wife took everything from me.
I was abused as a child.
My student loan debt is crippling me.
I have intimacy issues.
You need money to make money.
I don’t have the right connections.
My spouse doesn’t support me.
I can’t quit my job.
My parents never believed in me.
No one has ever done that.
Actually I could type about 4,000 more, but you get the point…
You know what the problem is with your story? You’re using it to be a victim. You’re psychically clinging to your story with a white-knuckled death grip – because you think it absolves you of personal responsibility.
Here’s the other problematic issue with all those goddamned stories…
There’s always someone else who had that same story. And instead of using it as an excuse for why they couldn’t achieve something – they used it as motivation to do it anyway.
And don’t think for a second I’m done with you on this. I’m already working on some of the ways I can metaphorically slap the shit out of you on the next post. Not to insult you, demean you, or offend you. But to be the one person who cares about you enough to tell you the truth. (So if you want to keep living in the Matrix, be sure and skip Monday's post.) But until then, here might be the most liberating, breakthrough, and life-changing question you could ever ask yourself…
What’s the story that you’re holding onto – that you need to let go?