Do you know that you can turn your pain into power?
Everyone has a story to tell. Is your story a painful one or a powerful one?
Do you have an empowering story? Most people have, but not all see that. Often it takes time and lots of courage to start seeing our past as an empowerment to us.
What about a painful story? I’m sure we all have one. A bad relationship, a failure in business or career, a tough situation in life.
But my question is, do you carry these painful stories in your life into your present and your future?
Has the story you’ve been telling yourself turned you into a better and stronger person today or has it been limiting you, keeping you at where you were back then?
The Stories We Tell
The stories that we tell, be it to ourselves or others when done often enough through repetition, becomes a reinforcement. What we repeatedly say reinforce what we think and believe about ourselves.
How you tell your story in the past has determined your present and it will determine your future progress in life.
It can be a good or bad thing, but the best thing is, you can turn your pain into your power.
Turning Pain Into Power
How do you change your painful story into a powerful one?
The stories we tell ourselves can be very powerful, or very disempowering. Especially the ones we subconsciously repeat in our mind.
I’m never good enough.
I can’t do this. It’s too hard for me.
I’ll never meet my happiness because I don’t deserve happiness.
You Have A Choice
Whether you have failed in relationships or work or life before, you can either choose to bring your past into your future or leave it where it is.
It is vital to recognise that you have a choice. You had a choice then. Even when you said you had no choice, it was a choice to stay in that current situation.
So it is a choice today, for you to decide whether you want to rewrite your story or not, whether you want to change your pain into power.
If you are ready to start, here are the actions you need to take step-by-step and I’ll run you through the steps.
Notice (silent) patterns
Face the facts
Realise where you’re giving your power away
Identify lessons learned
Take responsibility on your part
Take your power back
Start seeing yourself and tell your story in different light
See yourself as a victor, not a victim
Start taking positive actions