The Power of Turning Negative Stories into Positive Ones

You can turn your life around once you decide to stop telling yourself that you can’t.

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Posted in , May 15, 2019

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Everyone tells themselves a story for why they can’t achieve their dreams or get what they want in life. These stories have a way of creeping into our thoughts when we are reaching for a new goal like a job change, a move or a promotion. But if you want to change your life, you must turn your negative stories into positive ones. 

We often hear celebrities describe negative high school experiences that continue to fuel their present day success. How we choose to look back on unfavorable experiences can determine our present actions. For example, if you want to be a writer, but an English professor once told you that you didn’t have what it takes, you may hold back from achieving that goal. Or if a boss once criticized you for your work, it may discourage you from applying for a more challenging job.

The good news is that this kind of negative feedback can only stop you if you let it. If you decide to find a lesson or motivation in these experiences and grow from them, nothing can stop you.

As author and life coach Tony Robbins stated, “The only thing keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself about why you can’t have it.” If you want to change your life, you must change the negative stories you tell yourself. Reclaim your power over these narratives and move forward with confidence and faith.

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