‘It’s part of the human condition that we create stories about ourselves and the world around us. Our stories are often filled with limitations, and we proceed to live our lives inside those limitations.’ from Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly, Wrong by Kelly Wilson & Troy Dufrene
If we can learn to hold all of our stories lightly – good and bad, true and false – then we can start to be able to take important actions even in the presence of thoughts that are telling us: ‘You aren’t smart enough. You aren’t pretty enough. You don’t know enough’.
The important thing is not to take action in a rigid, bare knuckled kind of way but instead take action from a place of self compassion. Holding that part of ourselves that is feeling scared and vulnerable with kindness whilst still doing what is important.