Facts and stories

Fact: a thing that is indisputably the case

Story: what you tell yourself in relationship to the fact

Fact: I’m overweight

Story: “I live to eat,” “My whole family is overweight,” “Sometimes I get bored.”

Fact: I’m in debt

Story: “This item never goes on sale,” “You only live once,” “I don’t make enough money.”

Fact: I’m a people-pleaser

Story: “Putting others first makes me feel good about myself,” “If I don’t help them, who will,” “My mother was a people-pleaser.”


“We believe what we want to believe in and once we believe something, it becomes a self-fulfilling truth.” Seth Godin

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