Words have the power to liberate you or to choke you. Not only the words spoken by others, but often times those we say to ourselves. The voices in our head can say, “Get up. You can do this. You’re incredible.” Those same voices can also say, “You stupid bitch. You always mess up. I wish you would just die.”
Over time those words form sentences of tar that pave the roads in our mind. We travel down the same path, over and over again. Sentences become paragraphs, become pages. Eventually we’ve told ourselves an entire story that we absorb into our core beliefs. We are convinced that the road we are on is the road we will stay on. We think there is no way we can turn back. And you know what? That is true. We can’t go back. But we can stop laying down that tar, choose a new direction, and start telling ourselves a different story. Word by word.
The 10 steps below are the first baby baby ones to help you create a whole new story. Just like it took a long time to write your book so far, it will take some time to change the plot. But we all need a beginning. I hope this can be part of yours. [Read more…]