Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.George Bernard Shaw
The most important story you will ever tell is the one you tell yourself.David Goldwich
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.T.S. Eliot
The Child is father of the Man.William Wordsworth
We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.Sheryl Sandberg
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.Carl Jung
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.Steve Jobs
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.John Lennon
The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We’re teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. Create your own.Morrie Schwartz
Confidence isn't optimism or pessimism, and it's not a character attribute. It's the expectation of a positive outcome.Rosabeth Moss Kanter
You gotta kill the person you were born to be in order to become the person you wanna be.Soul musician to Elton John
When we know who we are we will know what to do.Sadhvi Bhagawatiji
It’s never too late to be what you might have been.George Eliot
For the last twelve years a large part of my work has been in organizational storytelling. I am particularly interested in how we use stories to position ourselves, our company and product or service, and our personal and organizational values.
A few years ago I began thinking about the most important story we ever tell—the story we tell ourselves. This has been a game-changer for me.
Most people assume this story is simply their identity, who they are. This story was written by their child self, yet it becomes a script for their life and controls how they see themselves, their relationships, their world. It is foundational.
It is also wrong! Your five-year-old self did not know anything about who you are, how to interpret formative events, or the ways of the world. Yet here you are, still controlled by that false narrative! You can try affirmations, read self-improvement books, take courses, etc. But these measures will not work unless your inner story supports those new beliefs and behaviors.
If you want to change your life, you must first rewrite your inner story.