Write Your Own Story
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla
Living a life full of peace, love, and joy is attainable. But it does not come easy or without effort.
Writing your own life story requires you to take full responsibility for your own life.
The truth is that we would rather blame other people for our own misery.
But blaming others for our poor choices and decisions creates a reality where we live our lives in the "one down" position. Someone else always has more power than we do.
I choose NOT to accept this as reality.
Living Your Unique is about creating your own life story - authentic and true to YOU.
It requires you to make decisions about what you do and who you allow to enter your life.
Unless you are living under a dictator or in a communist state, the truth is that you have many FREEDOMS.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
The truth is that FREEDOM does not come without sacrifice and hard work.
For the last 40 days, I have been on a Soul Fast. Each day, I arose early to read my devotional from Dr. Cindy Trimm's book, The 40 Day Soul Fast: Your Journey to Authentic Living.
No one made me do it. It is a choice that I made for myself.
I had to resist the urge to do other things each morning. Check my phone. Check off other items on my To Do list. Find something "more enjoyable" to do instead.
Each morning I had to tell myself "this is an investment in ME and my future." And I did it.
Living in FREEDOM may require you to do some things that you absolutely HATE.
The truth is that there is FREEDOM on the other side of it.
No one has ever achieved any level of success in any area of their lives without exercising this will TO DO the HARD things.
We avoid it. But we do not avoid the results that come from failing to own our life. Those happen to us whether we DECIDE or we FAIL to decide. The results are coming either way.
What is showing up in your life right now that you want to change?
Where do you want to experience FREEDOM and release?
The pathway will take you through taking up your pen and writing your OWN story.
You are the author who decides. Not your parents. Not the boss on your job. Not your spouse. Not your teachers.
YOU decide. The power lies in your hands.
Living Your Unique requires you to take FULL responsibility for WHO you are and WHO you want to become.
It is not "What do you think?" That is absolutely the wrong question to ask.
The question should be "What do I think?" But you must be ready to answer. And this will require you to search your heart and soul to find your authentic self.
You have the power to create your own life. You are in charge of your destiny.
The first step is believing this truth.
Only then will you be able to write your own beautiful story.
Only you can create this.
Don't let LIFE happen to you.
Make life happen.
And watch your life change right before your eyes.
And know that I am cheering for you every step of the way!
P.S. This is day 40 of my Soul Fast. I am so excited to walk in a new level of authentic living. I am not stopping here. My next book is Brene Brown's The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You are. Let's walk it out together!