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The Power of Changing Your Story


We all have a story, a narrative that shapes our lives and defines us to some degree. However, what I've come to realize, and maybe you have too, is that most of these stories are limiting. 


Recently, through my own observation and reflection, I've noticed certain patterns and thoughts. I've also had conversations with clients where they've shared the stories that are keeping them stuck. These stories are shared through the words we verbalize, both externally and internally. They are the stories that hold us back.


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The Power of Our Stories


The stories we tell ourselves have incredible power. Whether they're perceived to be good or bad, a story is a set of beliefs and conditioning from our past experiences. However, these stories often keep us stuck because, sometimes, even though we want to change, it's easier to remain as we are. We seek evidence in our day-to-day environment to prove ourselves right and validate our current reality.


Changing Your Story


Let's take a look at my own journey as an example. When I was a kid in school, I used to think that I wasn't smart enough and that I was dumb. This belief was reinforced by a negative experience where I did poorly on a test and faced ridicule from my peers. That experience created a wound inside me, and I identified as someone who wasn't capable of achieving more.

However, when I decided to change my story and not be that person anymore, I embarked on a journey of personal growth and self-improvement.


I created a new identity for myself - an elevated version of who I was. But changing your story can be challenging because we are heavily influenced by our environment and how others perceive us.


As we go through life, we adopt different identities during various phases of growth and face new challenges.


The Discomfort of Growth


Every area of life, whether it's our career, relationships, or health and fitness, requires us to embrace discomfort and experience growth. If we want to avoid staying stuck, we must recognize that the stories we tell ourselves are not who we truly are.


Traumatic events from the past can create snapshots that get stored in our bodies, causing fear and triggering similar reactions in similar situations. This is something that I discovered in Dr Joe Dispenza's book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.


You Can Change Your Story


While our stories may define us to some extent, the key is that we can change them. We can change our programming and completely shift the direction of our lives. The first step to change is awareness. We need to honestly reflect on our current story, beliefs, and the results we've achieved in our lives. Are we willing to let go of the stories that are holding us back?


It goes like this...


- Awareness of story / limiting belief

- Decision to do something about it


Honest Reflection and Letting Go


Some people say they want to change, but in reality, they are comfortable with their current situation. They often find it easier to stay where they are rather than putting in the effort to make positive changes. This is often referred to as the victim mindset.


However, if you're like me, someone who is passionate about self-improvement, you have a strong sense of self-awareness, curiosity, and a desire to grow and learn about yourself.

It's important to recognize that trying to analyze and fix every single event from our past can be overwhelming and keep us stuck in our stories. Instead, we can learn to let go of many of these past experiences and focus on what feels good now. While there may be patterns and triggers that require deeper exploration, we don't need to go through every single event like a needle in a haystack. We can choose to move forward and focus on becoming the person we want to be.


The Power of Action


Changing your beliefs and reprogramming yourself doesn't have to be a complex process. By taking consistent action aligned with the person you want to become, your thoughts and beliefs will naturally change over time. It's important to note that change requires consistency and dedication.


Reinventing Yourself


I truly believe that everyone has the power to create the life they want and reinvent themselves. That's why I offer a coaching program specifically designed to help individuals navigate the process of change.


Whether you're looking to overcome obstacles or take your life to the next level, my program can provide the support and guidance you need. If you're interested in learning more, you can apply for a call.


Conclusion


Thank you for taking the time to read this article. I hope it has offered you valuable insights into the power of changing your story. Remember, your story doesn't have to define you. You have the ability to break free from limiting beliefs and create the life you truly desire.

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About the author

Paul Wadsworth

Paul Wadsworth is a transformational mind, body, and lifestyle coach in Vancouver BC. He helps people worldwide to reinvent themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, so they can live with more energy, confidence, and clarity.

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