Whenever we’re faced with big challenges or projects, the word “daunting” usually comes up. Whether it’s the work in front of us, or it’s our dreams and aspirations, the thought of the sheer amount of things to be done can be crippling.
We’re all told that the usual remedy for this is to break it down into smaller pieces. Take the massive project from a client and make detailed to-do lists. Come up with a daily action plan to reach your career goals. This is certainly good advice, but why doesn’t it always work?
We understand the world around us through narrative. A narrative is a retelling of a series of events. The important thing about a narrative is which elements of real life we choose to retell.
Here are the kinds of narratives we tell ourselves: Read more