What Story Are You Telling About Your Life?

September 12, 2015
woman sitting by the water


woman sitting by the water“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin


What’s your story?


Have you ever said, “that’s just how I am,” to explain away behavior you’d rather not change?


If you are not living the life you want, is there a story you’ve created that explains why you can’t have it?


Too old, too young, too thin, too fat, lack of education, too much education, not knowing the right people, knowing too many of the wrong people…etc.


There’s always a story. The story is not who we are, it’s the script we create for ourselves to live by. But at some point, we have to stop and consider if that story is actually true.


Some people define themselves by their childhood experiences, others by how their parents or family feel about them. Still others define themselves by their accomplishments in the world, or their failures.


If you were to strip away all of the stuff that has accumulated along the way, how would that feel?


Who are you without the story? Are you willing to find out?


Put down the script. Now.


Only you can tell your story. It has nothing to do with how anyone else sees you or what they believe about you.


Whatever you want to accomplish in business, career…in life…it can’t happen if you are not in touch with who you are beneath the story.


Copyright © 2010 – 2018 Deborah A. Bailey

Excerpted from Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life.


Deborah A Bailey

Deborah is a writer, writing workshop presenter and published author. She's host of the Women Entrepreneurs Radio podcast.

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