Posted by: David D. Daggett | March 20, 2013

Write Your Story

Write Your Story

“Once upon a time …”  What’s your life story?  Have you written it yet?  Earl Nightingale says “We become what we think about.”  Our life is like a story.  If we write a story about our lives that we believe, then that is what we become.

"The Phantom Tollbooth"

“The Phantom Tollbooth”

Watching our daughter in a leading role in the school play, “The Phantom Tollbooth” reminded me of the power of stories.  Put pictures in your story.  Can you see it? Write it the way you want it to happen and your fairy tales can come true!

All great athletes know that part of success is visualizing it in advance.  In other words, they write their story before it happens.  It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you have not written your story, start it now.  We all like and remember stories.  Stories help us to have a constant reminder and to visualize successful outcomes.

In Ironman racing, we need to see the successful finish before we start.  We feel the water, the wind on bike, and our legs gliding on the run.  Create the story of your race day.  Run that story through your mind through the daily training.   It makes it easier, and it makes it come true.

Llife is a journey and the beauty of that is we get the opportunity to write a chapter every day.  First thing in the morning try visualizing the story of your day and then making it come true.   Of course, all stories have conclusions.  How do you want your story to conclude?  What major themes of your story will be remembered?  Write it, and then make it happen!

We are all writing the stories of our lives.  Remember, you can write whatever story you want. Then, after you write your story, see it, believe it, and do it!

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