In The Story Of Your Life, Who’s Writing The Current Page?

"Gordon Bryan", "personal development",
Written by gordino

Here’s another quote image to look at, and it’s time to tell a story…

Well, strictly speaking, I can’t tell the story, for two reasons – firstly, it’s your story, so you are the one that should be telling in, and secondly, it’s not finished yet…

In the story of your life, who’s writing the current page?

If you think of the story of your life, you’ll probably think of it in terms of chapters. It’s an obvious thing to do, as chapters are functional tools to break up stories, and splitting our lives into chapters makes it easier to look back. It could be jobs, studying, different countries, different relationships, good times, bad times – we can compartmentalise these things into chapters to help us remember them, without having to go into more detail.

The thing is, although chapters work in books to split up storylines, they are *full* of detail, and of course so are the chapters of your life. Rich, personal details, individual to the person that was there, which would be you!

If we take the analogy further then, of comparing our life story to a book, let’s go deeper than chapters, and start thinking of ‘pages’!

As the words flow, the page builds up ad as the pages flow, the chapter builds up.

In your life, right now, as you’re reading this, a page is being written. Today is forming part of a bank of memory that you’ll look back on as a chapter, just as you have with all those days from your past.

So, bearing all that in mind, I ask again…

In the story of your life, who’s writing the current page?

It’s an important question, because the current page *is* being written. Notice that I didn’t ask if the page is being written, but rather who’s writing it, because someone is!

If it’s not you, someone is!

You might think that if you’re having a ‘nothing’ day, in a series of ‘nothing’ days, that it doesn’t count as a page in your book, because there won’t be anything to read.

Hmm – wrong!

You’re writing that page of nothingness, and it will turn into a chapter in your book which is simply blank. Anyone looking back at your life’s book will see a chapter of empty pages, and they’ll wonder why you let that opportunity go to write something.

If this series of nothing days applies to you, then someone else is writing your current page. It could be the boss of the company you work for, or your family, or your friends, or society in general. You’re energy is going towards filling their pages in their books, and since they are also focused on their own books, your pages are ending up as blanks.

If this is happening to you, you’re not alone. Not by a long shot. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can take back control of writing your current page, so that when you look back, you’ll see a chapter with direction, fresh and with something going on!

It could well be that you’d tell me you are already doing this, that you are spending your time working towards a defined goal that means something to you. If that’s the case, great! You are the author of the current page – keep writing, knowing that not every page has to be a blockbuster!

If you’d say that you fall into the category of letting others write your page, then you have taken the first step to doing something about it which is to recognise the fact.

You can see that you aren’t even holding the pen!

Now you need to work out who does have the pen, and since you’re going to be taking it back, what do you want to write?

It’s your choice, so why not go for something that means something to you! To you, not to anyone else, not what you think should or ought to mean something to you, but something that actually does, that touches the real, actual you.

Then set about working out a plan, and by taking these steps, you’ll suddenly realise that you are *already* back in control of the writing!

It might not be easy, I’m not saying life is always easy, and directing change can bring real difficulties, but oh, it’s so worth it!

It’s worth it because it brings a life rich in what *you* want to do, so any difficulties can be taken on as part of it, and it’s worth it because this way is so much better than the ‘nothing’ days, the days leading to those blank pages.

"Gordon Bryan", "personal development",

Now, here’s an important point…

I’ve already said that not every page has to be a blockbuster, and this is true – rest and recuperation are key elements of a healthy life. That sometimes includes just doing nothing, and although it might sound odd, this type of doing nothing is totally different from the nothing days which are not part of a bigger plan.

Enjoying doing nothing as part of rest and relaxation is different from doing nothing because there’s nothing doing!

So, is it you writing the current page? It really should be, don’t you agree? Get ready to hone those writing skills, choose how you want to move forwards in life, take action and start a new chapter! Here’s one more thing too – this is something you can do right now, today – don’t put it off until ‘sometime’ because that just creates a whole load of more empty pages. Make the decision today and your life book will take a new turn!

Ok, I’d love to hear what you think as ever – do leave a comment!

‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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