What Story Do You Tell Yourself?
This morning I readSeth Godin’s blog and really liked what he said.
He asks a very important question:
What story do you tell yourself about yourself?
I know that marketers tell stories. We tell them to clients, prospects, bosses, suppliers, partners and voters. If the stories resonate and spread and seduce, then we succeed.
But what about the story you tell yourself?
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After reading this post, I continued to think about this. What story do I tell myself about myself? How about you? What story do you tell yourself about yourself? The stories we tell ourselves will impact what we conclude about ourselves. For instance, because of these stories some of us conclude:
- “I can’t.”
- “It can’t be done”
- “I know something bad is about to happen.”
- “I never get a break. You wouldn’t do any better if you had been through what I’ve been through”
- “You can’t expect much from me. I am a victim.”
- “If it wasn’t for ______, I would have done much better.”
What is your experience with this? What has been the impact of the stories that you have told yourself?