How to Reject Bad Stories About Who You Are

And tell better ones.

Lake George (1922) by Georgia O’Keeffe

Happiness depends on the quality of story you tell about your own life. If you’re a fearful storyteller who gets tripped up on humiliation and shame, you’re going to emphasize all of your so-called shortcomings and failures while ignoring your true accomplishments and affinities. If you’re a lazy storyteller who buy…

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