Someone sent me the following quote from Henry David Thoreau. She was using it as a helper for people to change. Which of course it does support. I of course read it and thought, that is the power of the story!
"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
The thoughts we tell ourselves are like little stories. We also tend to repeat the same stories over and over. We tell them to children to help entertain but also to teach lessons. We need the repeat reminders even if we don't think we are telling the stories to learn anything; we are learning.
Make sure the stories you tell over and over are positive, learning stories.