This personal narrative however, is typically quite static in nature. Unfortunately, once most of us have an idea of who we are, what we are good at, as well as what we expect from the world, we rarely seek out opportunities to alter these assumptions, even when our assumptions are not doing us any favors. Because a lot of our opinions about ourselves and our world are based on very early, sometimes forgotten experiences, we may feel that these ideas have always defined us, and hence we allow them to continue to do so!
But what if we begin to question the origin of our self concept, thereby challenging our assumptions of what is possible for us? Do we not then give ourselves the chance to redefine who we are, what we are capable of and what we expect from the world at large, by simply being willing to rewrite (or retell) our own personal narrative?