Feelings drive a lot of our decisions.
When we feel something, we’re actually telling ourselves a story of what we are experiencing.
When I met my real father at age 35 and inherited millions of dollars six months later, I told myself a story.
I experienced a whole blend of feelings which I bottled up for a long time.
What I learned from bottling up my feelings was that the pain didn’t go away. The pain only amplified the more I kept it to myself. Somehow, I discovered a solution.
But not everybody finds their way. Some people never find their way out.
I learned this the hard way from a client who was making $550,000 per year. One day, he mentioned having marital problems. Within a year, he had committed suicide.
Was it because of his marriage? I have no idea.
What I do know is that where you end up depends on which story you tell yourself.
We can tell ourselves stories that serve us.
Or we can tell stories that don’t. That hurt ourselves and the people we love.
You are 100% capable of telling yourself stories that give you the experiences that you want.
If you’re not having the experiences you want, what is the story you’re telling yourself?
What if you no longer allow yourself to hear that story. What if you told a better story. One that allows you to be happy.