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The Story You Tell Yourself Matters

March 28, 2014

how to tell stories to become successfulYou will tell yourself a story today.  I will be along the lines of these three themes.

Story 1: I or we will never ____________ (you fill in the blank).

Better….

Story 2: How can I or we _____________ (you fill in the blank).

Better Yet…..

Story 3: I or we will _________________ (you fill in the blank), by _______ (fill in a definite date).

  • Story 1 is the story most people tell themselves…it stinks…avoid this story.
  • Story 2 is better because necessity is the mother of invention and if you ask yourself often enough “how can I” it’s likely you’ll eventually find a way.
  • Story 3 is better yet because when you purpose to do something (i.e setting a goal), with a definite date (makes it measurable), even if you miss you’re closer to successful completion than you are with stories 1 and 2.

You can choose the story you tell yourself.

Something to make you go…hmm! Lying to yourself always makes an interesting story.

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