How to Change Your Story to One That Empowers You

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The words we use to tell our stories have a profound impact on our lives. They are inseparable from our experience of reality. If there was no word for email or or newsletter, your brain would have no context for making sense of what you’re currently reading.

As you increase your vocabulary, you expand your reality. Our words paint pictures. If there isn’t a word for something, it doesn’t exist.

In my native language, for some things, there are no equivalent words in English. When I ask my mother what you call some kind of vegetable in English, she just says “it’s some kind of squash.”

But most of us don’t take the time to access our words. What’s your story?

Write down the first few thoughts that come to mind. When you have access to your words, you have access to what you think, and this gives you the ability to change the story from one that sabotages you to one that serves you.

You could be so much greater than you are just by giving yourself permission to put words on a page. Out of fear, judgment, and doubt, we don’t put our words down. But until you do, it’s difficult to change your story because you don’t have a clear understanding of what it is.

Your words create the lens through which you see the world. And that lens determines your perception of what’s possible with your life. When you learn to access your words, you’ll become the author of your story, and use your words to create the reality that you want to experience.

Sarah Peck has the superpower of making music with words, and she’ll teach you how to change your story to one that empowers you, at the architects of reality.

Sarah Peck is the founder and executive director of Startup Pregnant. She writes about reinventing work and parenting, the future of work, and women’s leadership. She studies how people work and why we do the things we do through the fundamentals of psychology, behavior, habits, and questions about the nature of our existence.

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