It is easy to get caught up in the story we have running in our heads at any moment, especially when we are tired or overwhelmed.
You can quickly go from simply feeling a bit of exhaustion to feeling that you can’t go on, can’t get anything done, and are doomed to never reach your full potential.
It is a downward spiral of inference that leads to a sense that you might as well just throw up your hands and quit.
But if you can catch yourself and pause, even just for a second, you can stop the story.
By pausing you take the oxygen away from the fire and give yourself the chance to ask whether the story you are telling is true and whether it’s the story you want to live.
In that pause you get the power back to make your story anything you want.