As we grow older, one thing we get really good at is telling “our story.” Our story is made up of everything that got us to where we are now. What our story was not meant to be, though, was a crutch- or explanation- for why we are (or are not) one thing or another.
I get the pleasure of being a part of many peoples’ lives as they venture into the realm of fitness education via the many fitness consultations I do each week. At this meeting, we sit down & they get to tell me about why they are the way they are, how they got to where they are today, and where they want to get to (which is where I come in!).
It’s fascinating to learn the stories of each person, and hear what they think brought them to where they are now.
For some, the story of the past, is just that – the past. For others, the story of the past is actively defining their future. So a quick reminder today…
What you used to do is not a reliable indicator of what you’re going to do now – unless you fulfill your own prophecy.
What happened to you in the past is not a Magic 8 Ball predictor of what’s going to happen to you in the future – unless you want it to be.
What you’ve never done before is the worst predictor of what you will or won’t do in the future.
You have the choice every day to re-invent themselves as someone who learned from the mistakes of yesterday, to grow from the choices of last week & to decide that today is just as good as any day to totally re-define life as they know it. We must simply choose to recognize that we are not victims of our circumstance, in fact, we create our circumstance! And one thing that happens today, should in no way determine the ultimate fate of all that you are.
Your story may have said one thing about you in the past, but with the awareness to revise your story regularly, you’ll write a whole new chapter in no time & may just be pleasantly surprised at the chapters that come along after that!