“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it,
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” - Goethe
Worrying about what others think, fear of failure and imperfection, not knowing how to do something are key ingredients that stop us from starting. We trod along, accepting the inevitable, which is only made inevitable by our own mindset and preconceived notions that are embedded in our stories. The past. The future is always a clean slate if we choose and the past has had its turn. And the future is a result of what you do today.
We can change the stories, those narratives that don’t serve us well. In Redirect, Changing the Stories We Live By, Timothy D. Wilson defines strategies to change up those stories through story editing approaches including the Pennebaker Writing Exercise and The Step-Back-and-Ask Why Approach. When we identify and examine those defining moments that we carry with us that create boundaries, we can understand them, gain perspective, let go and move on.Read More