People often ask me about why I study personal development– ‘what does it have to offer’, they ask. What they really want to know is the magic 30 second short cut. Of course, like anything worthwhile, there is no magic short cut. We struggle. We learn. We forget. We try.
And that is what matters- we try to be better. Better at what? That’s different for every person in the world. Better at whatever we, as individuals, want. Because if we don’t try, what the hell is the point?
If I did, however, have a magic 30 second short cut, it would have something to do with our thoughts– the thoughts we tell ourselves about– ourselves. The thoughts that are the “story” we believe about who we are.
What is Your Story
What is an area of your life you are happy or pleased with? When your life conditions match the “Blue Print” or the “Story” about how you believe life is supposed to be. You experience satisfaction.
What is an area of your life you are not happy or pleased with? When your life conditions do not match the “Blue Print” or “Story” about how you believe life is supposed to be. You experience pain.
When your “story” about life does not match your results and you feel you have no control to change it. You feel helpless. You experience suffering.
- Blame something— an event, someone else, yourself. Very unhealthy and destructive.
- Change your life— change something– get a new career, relationship, place to live, etc.
- Change your Blue Print— Change the story you tell yourself. Make a shift!
GO TO WORK ON YOURSELF — WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? WHAT FEELINGS ARE THOSE THOUGHTS CREATING?