“Why Can’t I Lose Weight?” The Story You Tell Yourself is More Powerful Than Reality
The story you tell yourself, about why your life and body are the way they are, is more powerful than reality itself.
A few weeks back, I met this girl that always described herself as unlucky. She said that every time she fell in love with a guy, she kept getting screwed over in some way. And at work, she always got passed up on promotions, that she could never lose weight, or shake her health problems, and that her life was one non-stop mess after another.
She believed people could not change. As a result, what do you think her life looked like, from these inner beliefs? Like garbage. She was a victim, in every sense of the word.
She believed that every guy she liked would end up cheating on her (many did).
She believed that it was impossible for her to get ahead in business and her career (it was).
She couldn’t shake the 20-30 pounds she had gained, and nothing had seemed to work (it didn’t).
And her life seemed to be one mess up after another, where nothing went right for her (not much did).
But the biggest thing of all, was that she believed that none of these things could change (so they didn’t).
She was locked in her own story – a narrative she told herself, which eventually, became more real than reality itself.