Does Your “Story” Let You Scale … or Keep You Small?

By Nina Kaufman, Esq.

I saw The Wizard of Oz on TV not long ago.  As you know, Dorothy lands in Oz, travels the Yellow Brick Road, encounters the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion, gets chased by the Wicked Witch of the West, and finally meets the Wizard … whom she believes can take her back to Kansas.

But just when they’re supposed to leave in a hot-air balloon, Toto jumps out of the basket! Dorothy runs out after Toto. The balloon slips loose from its moorings and floats away with the Wizard. Dorothy is despondent. That was her last chance to get home!  Or was it … ?

Glinda the Good Witch then gently descends to the ground.

Tearfully, Dorothy begs, “Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?” Glinda says, “You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas. Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, ‘There’s no place like home’.”

[Cue Somewhere Over the Rainbow here … and get me a box of tissues!]

Why am I bringing this up? Because Dorothy told herself a story. She told herself she couldn’t get home without the Wizard’s help. And her journey took a long, circuitous route as a result. It took her way out of her way.  Certainly wasn’t the direct path home.

Have you ever told yourself a “story” that gets in the way of your success?

That’s something I discuss with business coach Susan Hayward on Business Breakthrough. Sad to say, we’re often the primary cause of getting in our own way, adding unnecessary stress, and causing resistance and barriers to success and happiness.

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