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Re-Write My Story
Creating Your Best Self
Redefine your story, redefine your life
Stories are more powerful than rifles.
A captivating story can have life-changing effects.
We get to write our own stories to define who we are.
Over time I have built a template that I update based on the book "The Winner's Bible1" by Kerry Spackman. Kerry is an idol of mine. He has a beautiful mind and is a neuroscientist, mathematician, and excellent writer.
I can see my vision more clearly with each iteration of filling in the template. My winners' book encourages me to think big while staying focused and thinking critically.
The premise is that by linking your ambitions to touching emotions and checking in regularly, we can rewire our brains.
Most mental health professionals agree that if a person can change their story, they can change their life.
Only you know your path and feelings about your decisions, commitments, and outcomes.
You are also the only one who can give your story context.
Our environment and circumstances give us the paint and the canvas, while our decisions, actions and reflections create a picture of who we are.
"We make our decisions, and then our decisions make us" Frank W.Boreham.”
As humans, it is not as important to find yourself as it is to create yourself.
You will be the one to construct your changing story based on the decision you make.
It is your responsibility to maintain your inner dialogue. The truth is, you would never talk to someone else, the way you engage in self-talk because you are often not kind to your mind.
How will you write the next chapter of your story? How will you practice humility and self-love at the same time?
Where do you want to be?
I seem to be at a critical junction in my life.
I have been learning how to code and create programs. I will likely share more details soon, but for now, know that I will probably be building some valuable projects.
If you too, are at a pivot point in your life, I would highly encourage you to take a few minutes to look at creating a blueprint for your ambitions and intentions.
Remember that your first attempt is non-binding and will not be perfect. It is up to you to update the winner book/binder regularly.
I'm happy to share my Winner book, but it is more meaningful to create your own in a way that excites you. For example, include photos of experiences, things, and people you love to encourage emotional links.
Here is a canva template if you want to simplify the process. Don't think too hard about it. Just fill it out quickly at first, then improve it over time. (or click here to get a pdf version to print).
Your identity is tied to the stories you tell in public and to yourself in the dark corners of your mind.
By clarifying your story and checking in consistently, nothing can stop you from getting what you want.
We embody our story and live in its shadow, so why do we not define it?