Don’t you just love a great story? Maybe it’s a novel or an autobiography. Perhaps it’s a movie or TV series.
Powerful stories can have a huge impact on our lives. However, here’s something that most people don’t realize.
The most powerful stories, for better or worse, are the ones we tell ourselves!
I’m too old, I’m too young, I’m not smart enough, I’m not rich enough, it’s too difficult, I’m not good at learning new things, that’s just the way I am.
Any of these sounding familiar?
Well, here are some inspiring stories I want to share with you:
Louise Hay, multiple-times best-selling author and founder of Hay House Publishing, didn’t start her business until she was 60 yrs old. It’s become the largest publishing house in the world for spiritual and self-help books – including multiple NY Times bestselling authors such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Gabby Bernstein. Louise was involved in the company until she passed at age 90.
Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books that broke NY Times best-seller records, was rejected 144 times until a publisher finally decided to take a chance on the first book. Jack was 50 yrs old when that happened.
Then there’s the story of Rueben Gonzalez. Ever since he was a little kid, he dreamed of being an Olympic athlete. However, it wasn’t until he saw Scott Hamilton (the 5ft 2in 108lb man who would become a world champion figure skater) compete at the 1984 games that he decided to seriously pursue his dream. After giving it some thought, he decided, at age 21, to learn how to luge! At first, he was told he was both crazy and too old! He should have started training when he was 11 yrs old! Long story short, he went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 winter Olympics.
Do you think Louise, Jack and Rueben told themselves they were too old, not experienced enough, not good enough or that it was going to be too hard to achieve their dreams?
You bet they did! But, deep down they also were committed to their dream.
The other key thing is that they decided to change their story! They pushed through and persevered.
So, what’s your story? Is it empowering you? Or, do you need to change it?
Having an empowering story is a great way to Go From Your Stressed Self to Your Best Self™!
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