We all have a story that we tell ourselves about who we are. This story is usually based on our early experiences, and it can be difficult to let go of it even when it’s no longer serving us.
If you’re feeling stuck in your life, it might be time to let go of your old story and embrace the new one you’re writing. Sometimes your old story might be holding you back in life without you even realizing it.
Four tips to let go of your old story
1. Recognize that your story is just that – a story.
It’s important to realize that the story you tell yourself about who you are is just that – a story. It’s not necessarily reality. Just because you’ve always seen yourself as someone who is shy or someone who is bad at math doesn’t mean that’s actually true. If you’re willing to challenge your old story, you might be surprised at what you’re actually capable of.
2. Be open to change.
In order to let go of your old story, you need to be open to change. This means being willing to let go of the comfort and security that your old story provides. It can be scary to do this, but it’s necessary in order to grow and change.
3. Write a new story.
Once you’ve recognized that your old story is no longer serving you, it’s time to write a new one. What do you want your new story to be? Who do you want to become? These are important questions to answer as you start writing your new story.
4. Let go of your old story.
Finally, once you’ve written your new story, it’s time to let go of your old one. This doesn’t mean forgetting your past – it just means that you’re no longer letting it define you. You are now the author of your own life, and you get to decide what happens next.
Letting go of your old story can be a scary but necessary step in order to create the life you want.