Want a Better Outcome? Change the Story You Tell Yourself
Christy R. Hall
Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that’ll be me. ~Steven Adler
If you are like the majority of people, you will take good stories over dry facts any day. This is because our brains have been created to tell and hear stories.
Stories hypnotize and mesmerize us. Can you remember the most intriguing story you’ve ever heard? Do you have your most meaningful personal life story memorized? Of course!! When we hear a meaningful or impactful story, we will likely tell our family and friends that same story. They will also be more tempted to retell that story to their friends.
Telling a story, can be a lot like playing that old game telephone, where you whisper in someone’s ear, and they whisper to the next person. Over the line, the story changes. The same thing happens when you tell your own story. You embellish. You find words that elicit the response you are looking for. And every time you tell it, you can better at the telling of it.
Storytelling is a skill that can be practiced.
Craft your own success story. Tell a positive story about overcoming your challenges. Instead of focusing on the negatives and the struggles (which is normally the MAIN component of our storytelling) focus on the skills you learned, the successes. In short – focus on THE COMEBACK!
You don’t have to tell this story to anyone but yourself.
So make your story HEROIC! EPIC! Magical! Take about your strengths! Your success! Your awesomeness!
Tell a story that keeps you enthused, energized, and excited to continue on your journey! And tell it to yourself often for success!
“Craft your own success story. Tell a positive story about overcoming your challenges. Focus on the skills you learned, the successes. In short – focus on THE COMEBACK!”