We all want the best for our lives. To live out our personal legend and achieve greatness by our personal measures, and yet self-sabotage is often a close friend. We procrastinate, self-medicate with drugs, food and entertainment and judge our goals as unattainable, not meant for us.
We tell ourselves these negative stories and attempt to create change while still believing them, causing conflict and impending failure, reinforcing the narrative.
The voice in your head has a disproportionate effect on your achievements. You can have all the systems and support and still fail to achieve anything if your internal dialogue is against it.
The first step in achieving personal greatness is understanding who you are and who you want to become. When the truth you’ve accepted about yourself conflicts with a habit, the habit becomes undesirable and falls away. The converse is also true; when you believe yourself to be great, your habits and actions begin to align to reinforce that identity. All the work of willpower and discipline is at the edge and in addition.
When we rid ourselves of stories that do not serve who we wish to become, becoming who we wish to be becomes infinitely simpler. Living in this truth shifts self-improvement to the pursuit of self, and you can’t help but live in your greatness and cultivate a life that is in support.
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