One Guess…. What is the Most Powerful Story Ever Told?
Is it evolution, religion, the future? Or, on a day to day basis, is it the story we tell ourselves about the world we live in seen through our own eyes?
You win a well-done sticker if you went for the last option.
Does fear hold the pen?
The stories we tell ourselves can easily transform into our beliefs, our beliefs can then influence our behaviours, our behaviours can then impact our actions and, low and behold, our actions determine our results.
Uninterrupted, the snowball rolls down the mountain gathering momentum pretty quickly and a chain reaction can impact our life materially.
There isn’t a voice more powerful than our inner narrative. The stories we tell ourselves feel real and can easily become our reality. Unchecked, human beings really can get themselves stuck or worse still in really harmful positions.
We wouldn’t let a friend tell us they were being bullied and say it was ok. Yet every day we repeat statements and stories to ourselves that harm us without thinking of them as a subtle, self-limiting, forms of self-bullying. It makes no sense.
The good news….
There is almost always another version of the story we are constructing and ways to break a cycle of negative thinking before it turns into something more harmful.
We need to grab the pencil back, involve others, check out what is true and ask for help rewriting a version that serves us better and isn’t dominated by feelings of fear of not being enough, what others think or being rejected.
Celebrate those who help us
We wanted to post this thought today to celebrate one of our partners, Arthur Ellis Mental Health Services. Arthur Ellis have been a brave new voice embracing the challenge of delivering better mental health and last night were celebrated at the BQF awards for:
Excellence in Social Impact and as
A BQF Ambassador
HRH The Princess Royal was on hand to do the honours and present the awards.
So, in our own small way, we just wanted to echo their great work and that we are proud of our involvement with the team in the last year and in moving forward.