“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.
First, you 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, you claim ownership of your life. You are the authority over who you are. The word author comes from the word authority. You are not only the writer, (thoughts you think and words you say) but you are also the producer, (organizer) the director, (decision maker) and everyone down to the camera man. (Do you ever take selfies?) You play many roles in the story of your life. It’s empowering to know we can we have so much control and involvement in the story we have to tell.
Third, get a goal in mind and an intention of what you would like to experience, whether it is having something, doing something or being something. Get a clear picture of the story you want your life to tell then tell that story when people ask. Envision that story. Don’t recap an old one. Don’t talk about the story you’re living now if you don’t like it. Use your imagination and feel what it will feel like to have that new story come true.
Einstein is quoted as saying,
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
Use your imagination to attract into your life the new story you want to tell even if it only exists in your head and your heart for now. Let all the detailed pieces fall into place when the timing’s right. Be patient, consistent 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 story. Not yours.
You have a story as we all have a story to tell. What story have you been telling? Do you have a story you need to let go of? Do you want your life to tell a different story? Then start this moment, with the best and brightest thought you can have, that gives you the best and most positive feeling you can feel and make that your beginning. Then just keep on reaching for more thoughts and feelings like those and over time you will have the most amazing story ever to tell.