Community//

Rewrite your story; envision the life you never thought possible

"Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe" -Oprah

photo credit: @perfectfotki
photo credit: @perfectfotki

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.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Community//

Linda Watts: Life Path Mapping

by Paola K Amaras & Paul T. Kraly
Community//

“Block out the negative chatter” to become a bestseller, an interview with authors Sara Connell & Ania Jeffries

by Sara Connell
Community//

10 Powerful Lessons I Learned from a Master of Visualization

by Ty Robinson

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.