One of the best things you can do to live a happier and more fulfilling life

One of the best things you can do to live a happier and more fulfilling life

Are you as happy as you want to be?

Are you living your best possible life?

Happiness and fulfilment can be yours, more often, if you apply this one, powerful strategy…

via by Jeff Haden

Stories have power. Stories shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain situations… stories matter.

Especially the stories we tell ourselves.

(That’s an underlying premise of Stoicism. Stoicism has nothing to do with being stone-faced and not showing emotion; Stoicism is a practical philosophy that says while we can’t control everything that happens, we can control how we respond.)

How you decide to respond, to whatever happens around you and to you, is up to you — and responding the right way is a lot easier if you tell yourself the right stories, especially about yourself.

That’s the premise of a cool new book by Bruce Kasanoff and Amy Blaschka, I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination and Unleash Your Potential. Their goal is to shift the stories you tell yourself, not just from negative to positive but at a deeper level so you can unlock your imagination, creativity, and aspirations.

Bruce and Amy don’t target your rational, logical, orderly side; plenty of books do that. Instead, they trust the power of your brain and heart to come up with amazing possibilities — to let you wander, explore, imagine, and experience as you discover ways to unlock your full potential.

Sound like a tall order? Maybe not. Here’s one of my favorite portions of the book, partly because it’s about willpower and determination (persistence is critical for achieving any huge goal) but also because I tried it — and it works…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE