“That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
So if you want your life to tell a new story what do you do? Here’s a four step process to help you get started.
First, stop focusing on the past. It’s not that much different than the concept that you don’t focus on the rearview mirror when driving a car. You might glance at it now and then but only for fractions of seconds. To get to your destination and get there safely it’s important and vital that you focus on the road up ahead of you.
Second, claim ownership of your life and take responsibility for the life you are creating. Responsibility means “the ability to respond.” Responsibility gives you the ability and the authority over who you are now and who you are becoming. The word author comes from the word authority. So you are not only the writer, (thoughts you think and words you say) but you are also the producer, (organizer) and the director, (decision maker). You play many roles in the story of your life. As scary as this responsibility is, it is also empowering to know how much control you have over the story you are creating. Embrace and cherish this responsibility. For without personal responsibility we would lose our uniqueness and individual life purpose.
Third, get a goal in mind and set an intention of what you would like to experience. This could be having something, doing something or being something. Get a clear picture of the story you want to create then begin to tell that story. Even if it hasn’t happened yet, become a visionary of the life you “envision” to have.
Einstein is quoted as saying,
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
So use your imagination and start to imagine what it will feel like to have that new story come true even if that story only exists in your imagination. Let all the detailed pieces fall into place on their own accord. Be patient in your attitude, consistent with your actions and open and ready for perfect timing.
Fourth, recognize when you are allowing your new story to be thwarted, either by your own negative thoughts and emotions or you allow others to warp your vision. Guard your mind. Protect your heart. Pay attention to how you feel and keep reaching for the best feeling you can in any one moment. And most of all don’t pay attention to what other people are doing or saying. That’s their version of your story. Not yours.
We all have a life story to tell. What story have you been telling up till now? Do you have a story you need to let go of? Do you want your life to tell a different story? Then start right now, in this moment, with having thoughts that give you the best and most positive feeling you can feel about who you are and who who want to become. Then just keep on reaching for more thoughts and feelings like those and over time you will create an amazing life and have the most amazing story ever to tell.