“Erase the false impressions from your mind by constantly saying to yourself, I have it in my soul to keep out any evil, desire or any kind or disturbance-instead, seeing the true nature of things, I will give them only their due. Always remember this power that nature gives you.”
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 8.29
Have you ever said to yourself: this is far too difficult, I can’t do it, or any similar variation of those self-limiting statements?
I have, we all have at some point.
But we also all control our own narrative. Even if the people around you attempt to drag you down saying you can’t do it, remember it is only your voice that matters.
Change your narrative.
If you keep telling yourself, “I can’t do it”, you’re completely taking yourself out of the game. If you have grand dreams and aspirations as you should but keep telling yourself there is no way I can get there, you’ve already lost. The only possible way you will ever get to where you most want to go is if you change your narrative to “I will do it”. Now you’re back in the game.
Give yourself every advantage you can. Reinforce this narrative on a regular basis so you never doubt yourself. Do it because you have absolutely nothing to lose by having a positive narrative. NOTHING! The upside is tremendous, take full advantage of it.
I’ve changed my narrative, it’s now your turn.
“No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.”
― Roger Zelazny