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On a regular basis, I notice a theme popping up across several of my client coaching sessions, which is also something that’s going on for me at a personal level.

This week, it’s this: That the stories we tell ourselves aren’t always true.

They might feel like the truth, and we might think they’re the truth. But usually, we’re looking at an issue from a perspective that we’ve chosen (or one that our inner critics have chosen for us).

If this feels like something that you do (and most of us do it, because we’re human), getting curious and asking yourself these questions can sometimes provide you with new insight:

1. What perspective am I in right now? Where am I coming from when I’ll looking at this issue?

2. How is being in this perspective serving me?

I thought I might start sharing these themes weekly, or fortnightly as they show up.

With no agenda other than sharing what works for some of my clients. Feel free to the bits that land with you. And ignore those that don’t.

I figured that if it’s a theme that’s showing up for my clients and for me, it might be helpful to share it here. I’ll also share the questions I ask my clients. And the strategies they arise at that help them.

The narratives we tell ourselves aren’t always true.

Sometimes, our inner critics (those highly critical inner voices that are designed to keep us playing small) tell us stories which aren’t 100% true. Often, they’re 98% worse case scenario/catastrophic thinking.

Next time this happens, ask yourself “What’s the 2% truth in this story I’m telling myself”.

Lisa Quinn