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The stories we tell ourselves have a direct impact on what we believe about life. I don’t know about you, but I can easily get carried away by crazy thoughts running through my head—like one time when I was enjoying some much-needed alone time on a weekend getaway.
I drove to a secluded lake house in Alabama. As I settled into my evening, I put on a movie and began working on a project. The lights were on, the movie soundtrack was blaring, and I was loving my life.
Then out of nowhere, the power went out. As I sat in complete darkness and silence, my brain kicked into high gear. In a split second, I knew what happened. The killer was outside! He had cut the power—just like they do in scary movies—and he was coming to get me.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I rushed to my car and drove all the way home to Nashville. And it turns out that the “killer” that knocked out the power was just an electrical storm. But in that moment, the truth didn’t matter. I had chosen to believe the story I made up.
Many of us become victims in our own lives, because we believe any and every thought that comes into our head. Sometimes they’re true, but often they’re not. You might be believing lies about yourself and not even know it.