Did you know that the average human has about 70,000 thoughts per day? The funny thing is that about 65,000 of them are the same as the ones you had yesterday.
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Change Your Story Change Your Life
The vast majority of these thoughts exist to reinforce the stories you tell yourself. Our stories are usually pretty entertaining and help make life a little easier.
But unfortunately, many of us also tend to tell stories that aren’t so fun, severely limiting our confidence, choices, and opportunities. So to get what we want in life, we must change some of the stories we tell.
Fortunately, this process can be really fun. It may feel a little uncomfortable initially because it is a new and different way of talking to ourselves. But it is also exhilarating.
Here are three simple and fun ways to broaden your horizons and open yourself to new stories.
Expand Your Knowledge
Have you listened to any good podcasts lately? How about audiobooks? Attended a good seminar?
What topics can you further explore to increase your mind, reframe your perspective, and change your story to something that benefits you and helps you grow?
Take A Complaint Fast
Fasting is all the rage, but don’t worry; you don’t have to stop eating anything. Instead, stop complaining…just for a while.
Try it for a day and see what happens. Just one day. It will feel so good you will want to try it for a week! Don’t worry; you can go off on an epic online rant at the end of the week if you still feel like it. But I bet you won’t want to.
Change Your Story
You know that story you’ve been telling all week about why you couldn’t do the thing you wanted to do? How about the one about the person who ticked you off?
Stop. Just stop. Those stories aren’t doing you any good or helping anyone else. So instead, the next time you’re tempted, tell the story about when someone did something great for you.
Or remind yourself of all your great talents and the amazing things you have accomplished.
Because tomorrow you’ll have another 70,000 thoughts, many in the form of stories. So make them good!
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