Thursday, April 10, 2014

Your Story Matters!


I have a question for you, “What story are you telling yourself that's hindering you from elevating your personal greatness to manifest the success you desire? Are you telling yourself “I can't possibly return back to college at my age”, “I'll never be able to lose this weight,” “It's impossible to save money in this economy,” “I don't have what it takes to follow my dreams,” “Dreams are for young people, not someone my age,” “I'm too young to do that,” “I'll never be able to let go of this pain and get my life back on track.” Your beliefs reflect your expectations. So often, predetermined expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Your beliefs shape your identity. Your identity shapes your behavior. Your behavior drives the outcome reflected in many of your circumstances. Changing disempowering aspects of your stories liberate you from mental and emotional shackles that influence sabotaging behavior.



Margie Warrell shares in Find Your Courage, “Given that our actions are based on the realities that we define regarding who we are and what we are capable of achieving, our lives are either limited or expanded by the stories we have devised.” 

Warrell goes on to say, “Your stories are a melting pot of your opinions, assumptions, interpretations, prejudices, and beliefs, which you have created to make sense of the world in which you live and your place in it.” Through your stories, you have defined who you are, who you can become, what you can do and what you are worthy of experiencing.


Break Free from Negative Self-Talk

A simple key to transforming limiting stories is to ask yourself the following questions: “In what way is the story I'm telling myself helping me create positive and empowering experiences in this aspect of my life,” and “In what way is the story I'm telling myself diminishing my capacity to display the courage and confidence necessary to create what I desire in this aspect of my life.” Based on your answers to the previous questions, what do you need to do now to move forward from where you are? Your answers to these questions provide you with the necessary insight for taking the next appropriate steps in your situation.


You can change any aspect of your life, if you choose to divorce yourself from limiting beliefs and replace them with beliefs that nurture an empowering self-image. Your new identity will inspire different behavior which will produce different outcomes. Cultivating an empowering story of who you are, who you can become, what you can do and what you are worthy of experiencing enables you to harness your power to realize dreams that satisfies your soul and rewards you with meaningful success.

Are you feeling stuck? Having difficulty healing heart wounds? Do you feel that you are constantly struggling with negative self-talk? If so, my new book, Get Unstuck Now provides you with insights from my personal experiences of failure and success with overcoming these challenges and empowering strategies backed up by various experts on the power of our story and how to re-script various aspects of it to get unstuck, move on and be happy in life. You can find out more about clicking on the following link to the book, Get Unstuck Now.

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Until the next time, dare to be great!







Jackie Capers-Brown
Founder, Grow Forward & Flourish
Author, Get Unstuck Now