People often ask me a very understandable question as they tell new stories to align their beliefs with their desires: “How can I tell myself new, better-feeling stories about something I desire when, the plain fact is, that thing I desire isn’t there?” (Click that link to Tweet it)
Wanna Go for a Jog? Don’t Forget to Stretch Afterward
Imagine you’ve just gone on a vigorous jog. Stretching in your driveway, after your run, you bend over and touch your toes. The sweat falling from your forehead forms small puddles on the pavement.
Did your stretching cause that sweat? Of course not. That sweat isn’t from your current activity (stretching), it is a result of your previous activity (a vigorous jog).