“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.”
— James Matthew Barrie
No matter what story we tell ourself, that is the story of our life.“I’m a failure. I’m a slob. I hate crowds. I work harder than anyone else. My kids are difficult. I procrastinate. Life hates me. I’m too busy. I’m fat. The doctor can’t find the problem. I don’t have enough money.”
Those are our stories, and surprisingly, every one of those stories is fiction.
Until we make them fact.
Every story is fiction, until we make it fact by closing our mind to the possibility that things could change. We close our minds through repetition of the same actions and words. And we repeat the stories everyday by telling others that we “will always be like that,” “are not good enough,” “don’t have the time,” or “are too busy.” That turns fiction into fact.
It’s your story and you’re the author.
And that’s a fact.
Yesterday’s gift of time … Attended our Toastmaster’s club board meeting. Our club has been successful recently in large part because we tell ourselves that we can be.