We carry so many stories about ourselves that develop early in life from all the things that our parents, our teachers, and our peers have said to us, in addition to the stories that we tell ourselves.
Tamara Levitt shares that unless we challenge them, those stories continue to dictate our beliefs, and limit us in a myriad of ways.
In order to change our stories we need to start by challenging them, with what Tamara calls reflective inquiry.
She says we should ask ourselves Who created that story? When was it created? Is it entirely true? Does that story sustain us? If not, can we let it go?
She goes on to explain that slowly, over time we begin to tell ourselves new stories. Fresh stories that free us, build our confidence, and help us grow.