It’s not what happened in our past that determines what will happen in our future.
Instead, it’s the stories we tell ourselves (and others) about what happened in the past that can have a profound impact on the stories we tell ourselves (and others) today and tomorrow.
We build narratives to make sense of what is going on, and they are powerful. But the good thing is, we can shape those narratives in a way that gives us purpose (vs takes purpose away), that shows a path (vs ends on a wall), that builds a future (vs destroys the past). And the even better thing is, the hope we give with our stories is contagious.
Let’s carefully work on our stories.