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What are your metaphors?

According to the dictionary definition a metaphor is "figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does not literally denote in order to imply a resemblance, for example he is a lion in battle."  So did you realize that the metaphors that we accept as reality can frame how we think about our future?

Think about how these metaphors may shape your actions in life:

"I'm at the end of my rope."

"I can't break through the wall."

"My head is about to burst."

"I'm drowning."

"Life's a bxxxx and then you die."

"I'm carrying the world on my shoulders."

What would happen to the outlook for life if these were the metaphors in our mind?

"Life is a bowl of cherries."

"Life is a game."

"Learning is like playing."

"Life is a gift"

"I am floating on air."

"I'm living on easy street."

Even the sound of the latter ones is much more uplifting and exciting.  In the book Awaken the Giant Within Tony Robbins gives us insight to the power of the metaphors we use to define our life in our business and our relationships.  Think about what you are thinking about today - how do your metaphors define your life?



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