The Story I Tell Myself

How Self-Narratives Define Our Identity, Hold Us Back and How We Can Change Them

Non-Fiction - Self Help
88 Pages
Reviewed on 04/09/2018
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Imagine if you knew why you always give up on yourself and sabotage your success? Why are relationships with loved ones strained and communication nonexistent? Do you want to learn how to finally accept yourself and understand your true self and talents and use them to create a life you have always dreamed of? The Story I Tell Myself by Peter Ash will give you an insight into the importance of holding yourself accountable, and not always taking the labels placed on us as proof of who we are. Discover the importance of always being open to new challenges and new opportunities, and not to close yourself off from them. You can gain a great insight into your authentic self if you challenge your negative thought patterns and give yourself permission to be unique.

After reading this exceptionally well-written book, I now have a clearer understanding of the negativity you can cause in your life and the lives of others by labeling people. It is quite destructive to compartmentalize people, especially children because they could enter adulthood with a warped idea of who they are, and therefore limiting their capabilities to try every opportunity that comes their way. I liked the way the author uses his own life experiences to prove each point made. He has created quite a thought-provoking book, which I feel should be read by every parent. I have now made a conscious effort to recognise my negative self-talk, and motivate myself not to disregard any new and exciting chances that cross my path. Your inner voice is the one constant in your life and if this is limiting your self belief, then this book will help you change that.