Everyone loves story.
We love the drama, the excitement, the emotions and the twists in a story. Story telling is an art. A great story teller can completely mesmerise the audience and bring them on a journey to the fantasy world of the story being told.
Have you ever listened to such a great story teller before where you absolutely lost yourself and believed totally the drama in the story? What if I told you that you had been listening to a great story teller all your life?
And the great story teller is YOU!
We tell stories to ourselves in our mind everyday. Happy stories, sad stories. Our mind is like a record player. It records the stories you tell in your mind and replays them to you again and again.
When it has been played enough times, you start to believe it. When you believe it, you will act in all kinds of ways to prove that it is true and then it becomes your reality.
What kind of stories do we tell ourselves? We tell stories about our past, about who we are,
what we can or cannot do. And also the reasons why it is so. And these stories basically control our decision we make and feelings we experience.
A person who is in a depressed state would tell stories like,
“No body loves me because I am not lovable”
“I will never succeed in my life because I didn’t go to college.”
“I’m not good enough!”
How do these stories feel to you? You feel small, defeated, powerless, don’t you? On the other hand, a champion like Muhammed Ali would tell stories like,
“I can do it because I have unlimited potentials!!”
“There is nothing I cannot be!”