TRAP 9: YOU’RE STILL THE SAME
YOU: Telling a story where nothing changes from the beginning to the end.
ME: “You’re going to tell this story a lot of times. Some scientists say that our entire identity is a collection of memories. Repetition re-inscribes what is. So whatever truth you claim will be the truth you move forward with in your life. Don’t leave yourself with a painful end to your story. It’s important to share your vulnerability, but it’s also important to share your triumph or your insight at the end. Because that’s what you’ll leave the audience with, and more importantly, that’s what you’ll leave yourself with. As yourself, ‘In this story, what’s changed? What’s transformed? And if nothing has changed, what have you come to accept? What have I learned?’”