Imagine you were to sit down today and write a narrative of your life in detail. Your description would entail the kind of person you are, your personality, where you work, what you do with your free time, and who your friends are, including other important elements that make up your life.
Now, read it back to yourself. Are you content with what you just read?
Is it fulfilling?
Is this life story you just wrote, really what you want?
Up until this moment, has it been you writing your story or has it been manipulated by external factors? Perhaps by pressures of society, family, malicious self-talk based upon the belief of “This is what I should be doing.”
If it isn’t quite what you hoped to be reading, then it’s time to rethink the vision you have for your life. Nevertheless, this is your story and you are the author, in case you have forgotten that most important detail. If you aren’t the author then other people, circumstances, career paths, will be glad to do that for you. Inevitably, it will not be in your best interest.
The silver lining?
It’s never too late to live the life you want. You have the ability to rewrite your story.
Rewriting your story is just that. It’s writing down what you want your future life to look like in present tense. When you rewrite your story, your brain begins to think differently; it heightens the idea of where your life can take you.
Growing up on a farm on 85 acres was wonderful, but in my late 20’s, it was no longer for me. Instead, I envisioned what my life could look like living in a big city. I was questioned by those who didn’t understand my decision but because I am the author, I am allowed to change my story.
Do you feel you need to rewrite your story?
Remember you are the author. Not your parents, society, social media, or your career. Don’t just climb the rungs of the ladder because you believe it’s what you should be doing. Is this vision truly what you want for yourself?
Your envision needs to be a holistic approach creating a balance amongst family, community and relationships. It should also contain emotions, experiences, the type of person you want to be, and how you will contribute to society. Be extremely mindful of materialistic things. Although the envision for your life will portray some tangibles, perhaps the kind of car you drive, type of home you live in and things you own, it’s important to refrain from solely making it about materialistic things. The intangibles of your life are much more important in the long run.
Remember, you become what you believe and your mind is the limit.