“Don’t become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley; what about the thief in your mind?” – Jim Rohn
We all have a story to tell. We believe these stories define us… when in reality they only define a part of our lives. In much of my writing, I tell a story of addiction, depression, success, failure, loneliness, love, etc. While these stories shaped the person I am today, I am mindful of the fact that my past does not define me. I am blessed for my story but I am not indebted to it.
They say that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior…. It’s true if you want it to be. It’s bullshit, but if you want to believe your past is your future, you’re welcome to it. If not you must believe you have the power to change.
Our story is a lie.
Let go of the story that is keeping you from the life you want. Then let go of the people who are unwilling to see you as anything different than your old story.