Who do you think you are?

Seriously—who do you think you are? What’s the story you tell yourself and others about yourself? When was that story written? By whom? How does it leave you feeling? Are you a hero? A villain? Courageous? A loser?

The truth of the matter is that your story is mostly likely seriously in need of revision, if not a total and complete overhaul! Chances are the original author wasn’t even you on a moderately good day!

Your story is most often written when you’re at your most critical. It’s peppered with the angry, disappointed, and judgmental words that came flying out of your 3rd grade teacher’s mouth. It’s punctuated by those looks that cut you to the quick from your lover at a tender moment or that stranger’s glare on the train in New York city or your father’s disdain at your latest scheme.

Your story drives your life. It drives every choice you make, every interaction you have. It flavors every millisecond of your day.

Unwittingly, a lot of us have stacked the deck against love and happiness, success and health and wealth—all those good things we say we want.

But stories can be rewritten. Pick up a piece of paper and pencil, or a laptop and start writing. Seriously. Right now. This is important!

Write your story. Write it as it comes to you. What do you tell yourself about yourself? Let it flow—the good, the bad and the ugly.

Wait a few hours, go do something else, and then come back and read it. How do you feel? Empowered? Proud? Courageous? Authentic? Alive? If you don’t, rewrite the story.

Imagine that this is the story of the person (or animal!) you love most on the planet. Think about that person. Feel the love you have for that person. From that place of love, write about yourself. Every time you slip out of love, stop. Refocus. Reconnect with love and write some more. This process may take many tries but the fruits of your labor on this one will be far reaching!

Happy re-writing.

© 2013 Rhégina Sinozich