You are the author of your own life story. You have the leading role and get to determine how you interact with your supporting cast and other characters. Without realizing it, you may have allowed the events in your life to write your story for you rather than taking deliberate action to write it in your own voice. What will it take to love your life story to create the happy endings you desire?
Susan C. Young
No, no,” Evie said. “People won’t pay to see such a poor excuse for a climax. We need a rewrite.
Stephen King, Sleeping Beauties
Trying to rewrite the past was a child’s game, a pointless, ridiculous child’s game no one ever won.
Sabrina Jeffries, A Dangerous Love (Swanlea Spinsters, #1)
In the age of this pandemic, we may be stressing or accepting more of the situation and how it may have put a constraint on our life plans. This pandemic has affected us and millions of people in unprecedented ways. People are learning day by day on how to safely work around this pandemic to still live a healthy and happy life. And we can too.
Business failures are rising. Inflation is at its highest. Person debts are on the rise. I don’t think we’ll know the true cost of COVID until 2023. If your business doesn’t make it through this crisis, you must find the strength to come back fighting. The one thing we need right now in the UK – and around the world – is enterprise and innovation.
As the famous quote from Stephen Hawking says, “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Let us explore the best in ourselves and move towards that direction, by doing so we can accomplish our unfulfilled dreams.
Are you ready to rewrite your future chapters by changing your mindset and shutting up that inner voice, that voice that is telling you that it is impossible to have a comeback? I need you and me to shut off those negative inner struggles we feel as we wade through Covid waves. It’s time to rise and endure the struggle so you too can talk about “back when” instead of today when you refer to those times you passed up opportunities and let go of good things because you didn’t think you were enough.
As you plan to rewrite your, here are some suggestions for you:
Become comfortable with NO.” You must come to terms with the fact that you will not win them all. Some doors are never going to open for you, but you need to find the ones that will. Do not give up or get discouraged. Learn to deal with a rejection. Only dwell on it for a minute, then start to think how you will make it different next time, get up, wipe the tears, and go attack again.
Trust your your gut feeling. We often forget to listen to our inner voice because we doubt our worth and therefore think we can’t make strong decisions without input from others. STOP IT! Make time to listen to that gut feeling. Do not catch yourself saying, “I knew it.” Be proactive. If something does not feel right, then it probably is not. If something feels like it is a risk worth taking, sit on it for an hour or two and go for it if you still feel the same way.
Surround yourself with mentors. These are the people that are going to propel you to greatness. They will be there when you start to get an ounce of doubt. Behind the scenes, they are the ones who are praying for you, talking praises about you, and cheering you on. They are the people that want nothing in return but genuinely want to see you succeed.
Rewriting your story is not about being delusional that bad things are actually good or in denial about anything – but it is about finding meaning in the events of our life, to recognise the learning, growth and how those events made you the person that you are. And to appreciate that person.
Our story is the lens through which we view life’s events, our goals, our relationships with others – it tells us what can expect of ourselves and out of the life.