The Stories We Tell


Hi all,

I wanted to share a few thoughts which have come about as a result of some conversations I’ve had with people from different corners of my life – both business and personal.

I’ve been noticing this thing – this tendency – and I thought it was worth sharing and bringing to everyone’s attention as food for thought.

And the thing is this: Pay close attention to the stories you tell yourself and others.

What I’ve been noticing is that often without even realizing it, many people love to tell the story about:

  • Why something can’t be done
  • What the problem is
  • Why something won’t work etc. etc.

I don’t know why I’ve suddenly become so aware of this tendency but it’s actually been quite fascinating for me recently as I’ve been finding myself in different situations where I’m observing people spending all this time going on and on and speaking in great detail about what the problems are and all of the reasons why they can’t do something and/or the story around why something can’t be done and what won’t and doesn’t work.

And they will spend literally zero time talking about what would work, what could work, what might work or even one thought or idea about a possible step in the direction of accomplishing whatever it is that they are trying to accomplish.

Now if this sounds familiar it’s ok – I’m guilty of this too – we all are.

But the point is, that is all wasted energy.

The only thing all of us should be focusing our minds on is:

  1. Getting clear on what it is that you want: what do you want to accomplish?
  2. Keeping the strong intention of moving toward your goal consistently, persistently and creatively
  3. Putting ALL of your focus on keeping your mind open to finding the solution and the path toward accomplishing your goal

You have to remember that the universe is made of fractals – you see it in sacred geometry – in the way that matter and energy organizes itself in nature – its fractals, endless possibilities – its everywhere.

The path is not linear. There is no straight line one size fits all solution to any problem, there are endless possibilities and ways of getting to where you want to go.

So I’ll say it again – The only thing that matters – the only thing to focus on is what you want to create setting the strong intention in your mind to move toward that with persistence and creativity.

Keeping your mind open and putting all of your focus on moving through the endless possibilities of nature in working toward finding the way forward to whatever it is that you would like to accomplish.

The Universe will assist you in the pursuit of your desires.

Just watch and look for it, and you will see:

We as humans are story telling machines. We love to create stories and tell stories to ourselves and others, its how we’ve learned to create our world.

So what I’m suggesting to you today is to try to become more aware of the stories that you are telling yourself – and others – and to catch yourself – to challenge yourself and ask yourself – when you find yourself in the middle of telling a story to others or especially to yourself:

  • Are these stories serving what I want to create or are they holding me back?
  • Are they empowering me or are they just another form of unnecessary limiting beliefs?

I think its very important to remember that:

  • You can do anything you want.
  • We can do anything we want.

So let’s get clear on what that is and work toward putting all of our focus on that.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day.

Bill J.

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