Your Story, My Story, History. Monday February 13, 2017
"I wanna tell you a story..."
Mike Yarwood, the famous TV impersonator, is credited with associating the all-round entertainer, Max Bygraves, with that phrase. Max actually said, "I want to tell you a joke." Funny how stories change...
Winston Churchill said that, "History is written by the victors," - changing the story too.
Is It Time To Change Your Story?
If you've ever wondered why the bookshelves of the world are largely filled with stories - with 'invented reality' - it is because we live our lives by stories. We tell ourselves stories every minute of every day. We do this when we are awake, and we do this in our dreams. We invent stuff.
Max Bygraves' original saying, "I want to tell you a joke," may be more relevant than we may at first think. Why? Well, because many of our stories are a joke... and not a funny one.
We tell ourselves stories about the person who is too old to start something.
We tell ourselves stories about the person who is too tired to do what they intended.
We tell ourselves stories about the person who said it is time to quit, to give up, to resign, to walk away.
We tell ourselves stories about what other people think about that person.
And that 'person' is us.
There's one outstanding piece of good news, though:
You are the story-teller.
Your history is written by you.
You can change the story, anytime, any place, anywhere, anyhow.
Tell yourself better stories today!
A Moodscope member.
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