Life is a story. Kind of an autobiography that we write as we go. Stuff will happen in our stories over which we have no control, but what we can always control is how we respond. We have a choice. So, as we write our own story, we write our own hero, and we can attribute our hero with whatever personality traits or characteristics that we want to.
Who’s the hero in your story? What character traits are you going to assign to your hero? Because it’s you that’s writing your story. You that’s writing your hero. For example I’m writing about my hero who gets up at 5:30am and goes for a walk each day. Even when he’s tired. That’s the hero (or one aspect of the hero) that I want to be.
So this morning, whilst sitting on the edge of my bed at 5:30, when Alexander, my fixed mindset alter ego suggested I go back to bed, I had to make a choice. Who is the person that I want Me to be? Who is the person that I’m writing here? What does my hero – my character – do in this story, today?
I really didn’t feel like it. I was late to bed last night, and hadn’t had as much sleep as I really needed. Alexander knows this and used this argument. Alexander pointed out that no one would know if I just slipped back under the duvet. It’s not like I had to be anywhere, no deadline.
The problem is I’d know. And the hero in my story is the one that gets up at 5:30am and goes for a walk each day, even when he’s not had enough sleep and feels desperately tired. An Alexander? Well, sorry mate but you’re coming with me!
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