The Your Life Story IQ Matrix explores the stories we tend to tell ourselves each day that keep us stuck and feeling miserable. These stories come in the form of excuses, complaints and regrets that hold us back from the life we desire to live and the goals we seek to achieve. Most of the time though, we are not consciously aware of these stories. And yet, these stories influence every decision we make and action we take.
Working through this map will help you identify the stories that are holding you back. Moreover, the map will help guide you down a new and more empowering path where you will write a new script and story for your life. You can then use that story to drive yourself forward toward the attainment of your goals.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of this map:
- NOW: First you need to identify your story. This is the story of your life. It’s a story you use to rationalize why your life is how it is and the reasons it’s not any better. Use this first branch to explore the beliefs, habits, excuses, and regrets that are holding you back and keeping you stuck.
- NEXT: Having already identified your story, it’s now time to explore what’s next. Specifically, you will look at what you want to do and achieve in life. But that’s only half the story. You also need to explore what you don’t want and the things you might need to let go of to achieve your goals.
- MOTIVATION: Now, that you have some clarity about what it is you want, it’s time to rewrite your script and create a new story that will drive you forward toward your goals. However, this ain’t just about writing a new script for your life. It’s also about writing a new script for yourself and how you will live that life. Moreover, it’s about building the right habits, beliefs, rituals, and skills that will help you act out that story.
- MOMENTUM: It’s finally time to start building momentum toward your goals. But to do this you will need a little more clarity. Specifically, you will need to identify what success looks like. This final branch challenges you to write a script for your ideal day, week, month and year. Once you know what that looks like and understand your criteria for success, you can then start living out your new life story.
Use this map as a reference guide and reminder tool to help you let go of the self-limiting beliefs and excuses that are keeping you stuck. Use it as a guide to help you write a new script for your life that will empower you toward the attainment of your goals.