When I coach someone, I ask them to create a "child's story"--their life story told in simple language, from birth to today. I do this to understand how they hold together all the beliefs and suppositions that create their current lives. Then I shake it up so that they get to reinterpret it all in light of what they now know about themselves and the world. It is remarkable how much disempowering b.s. follows us from the weakest and most vulnerable period of our lives. Or how sad it is that we abandon the hopes and dreams of that same precious period. It is never too late to correct those errors. Never.
Write YOUR Child’s Story (max 500 words. In language a child could understand: “once upon a time there was a boy who...”--your story of how you became the person you are.
What is implied within it about your beliefs, values, and emotional charges?
Which of these would you want your own most precious beloved child adapt into her own life?
Harlan Ellison said: “success is bringing into existence, in an adult fashion, your childhood dreams.”
Do you agree?
If so, how can you take a step toward that goal today?