BA webisode four is coming at you from Salt Lake City and our recent King’s English event. We are balling on a budget and working on a sound solution so please forgive the highway chatter, but in the meantime, I hope you all get something out of this webisode straight out of Chapter Two from Be Audacious: Inspiring Your Legacy and Living a Life That Matters, which explores the importance of writing a new narrative.
There is nothing that has more power to trap, limit and define us, nor to free, empower and give us strength than our self talk. Like most of what I share in the book, this stuff is easy to say and agonizingly hard to do at times. But the narrative/story we tell ourselves is one of the single most important factors in determining whether we fall in line, choosing the safe and easy path of conformity, or whether we break out of the box, harnessing our potential to live a life that matters, changing the world one person at a time. You all know that I will always advocate for the latter.
The beautiful thing about writing a new narrative is that we all have the power to do so. When the story we tell ourselves is bound by negativity, deflating our desire to grow and remain curious, the answer is simple: we must write a new story. It’s not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.
I’m still re-writing my narrative each and every day. Challenging the old stories with the mission of crafting an empowering message that can give me the courage to remain on the path that I know in my heart I’m meant to travel. It’s a daily grind that takes attention, steadfastness and commitment to change. Knowing we only get one shot at crafting our life story should be all the motivation we need to get after it, putting pen to paper. Remember, we get to author our own masterpiece, one that is authentic to who we are and befitting of who we wish to become.
What are you waiting for, it’s time to start writing?
This one’s a shorty, but goody. I hope you enjoy…
With nothin’ but love, Michael W. Leach