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My Own Greatest Hero, My Own Worst Enemy

Your life is a story you’re telling yourself. I like to live each day of my life as if it's a page, a chapter in my life’s story. I get to choose how my story plays out. Even if I don’t get to choose the events that happen, I do get to choose the labels I place on the events and what role I play in this story.

When I’m the hero of my story: I see opportunities, I feel gratitude, I am inspired by choices, I am emotionally strong, I am psychically relentless, and I am aware and conscious to place empowering labels on the events that occur throughout my day. For me, this system of mindful choice-making as the author of my story has led to tremendous levels of success.

Are you the hero of your own story? If you are not the hero of your own story, then you're missing the whole point of your humanity. Maybe the hero that is missing from your story is you. When you become the hero of your own story, you activate a power within you to make changes to your entire life.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, we are all the authors of our own story. Too many people play a victim role or spend each day writing in the same things that caused them stress the day before. They keep themselves surrounded by the same disempowering or drama-filled characters and rarely make the mindful choice to change the story. Sometimes people even let others write their story for them. This leads to a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness; the opposite of your design.

Today is a new day! You have the opportunity to pick up life’s pen and change your story. Become the hero; the greatest hero in your story, and you'll see how much more exciting your life will be. You will watch your goals and dreams transition from something you simply hoped for to something within your powerful grasp.

Remember, life itself is simple; it's just not easy. Each new day is a day that no one has ever seen… a blank page in your story. What are you going to do with it? What will this page say? Will it be a story of a hero… a powerful story… a redemptive story… what will it be? Only YOU get to choose.

Steve Maraboli


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