If you keep repeating the same story, you’ll keep living the same story. You can’t keep telling yourself that you don’t have what it takes to succeed, or that you don’t deserve love, or that you’ll never not be broke if you want to actually make a change. You are what you believe about yourself.
It’s scary to let go of what you know. It’s scary to try for something new. It’s scary to want more.
It’s easier to keep living in the same story.
Except is it? Is it easier to keep reliving the same situations over and over? To keep falling into the same dysfunctional relationships? To keep living paycheck to paycheck? To keep looking in the mirror and hating what you see?
Yeah it’s less effort to stay where you’re at. It’s less scary. But it’s not easier. And it’s not serving you.
It’s hard to reach for more because the same old same old is what you know. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. There’s no chance of trying for more and failing. It’s a comfort zone.
But you don’t know how much more beautiful your life could be if you could just let go of your old story and start writing a new chapter.
Let go of the narrative that you’ll be broke forever and start telling yourself that you attract wealth.
Let go of the narrative that you’ll never find a meaningful relationship and start telling yourself that you deserve love and that you will attract love.
Let go of the narrative that you can’t be successful and start telling yourself that you can do what it takes to live out your dream.
And start making it fucking happen.
YOU are in charge of your life. YOU write your story. YOU control the outcome.
You are not your past. You are not what has happened to you. You are not your mistakes, your precious choices. You can choose to let all that go & stop letting it write your story for you.
You are whatever you tell yourself you are right now, in this moment. Your next chapter is completely based on how you decide to write it.
If you decide to continue letting other people write your story for you, then you’ll never live out the story that’s in your heart.
You’ll never have the life that you want if you continue to live for other people instead of yourself.
This includes your kids. You know how you be a good parent? Show your kids how to live up to your full potential and chase after your dreams with a fucking passion.
This includes your partner. You know how you be a good partner? Be the best version of yourself so you can bring your best self to your partner.
Pain is necessary because without pain, we’d never learn to appreciate the beauty. Without the ugly stuff, we’d never learn to appreciate the beauty. Without lows, we’d never learn to appreciate the highs.
Make peace with your pain. Love your lows. And then let them go and start writing your new chapter.