How to Control Your Memories

“The story becomes our memory, the story gets rehearsed ever more, and the story becomes the thing we tell ourselves the next time we need to make a choice. If your story isn’t helping you, work to rehearse a new story instead.”

In a post titled “The memories we rehearse are the ones we live with,” Seth Godin explains how the things we remember happening didn’t actually happen the way we remember them.

Instead, he points out that we create stories based on experiences and allow those stories (memories) to influence our future behavior.

But those stories aren’t always true — or helpful. Luckily, they can be changed.