The ink isn’t dry on the past yet. You get to re-write it in the future.
This week on Forward Tilt, Isaac uses the example of sports narratives to show how we have much more power over the past than we imagine.
In sports, the narrative around the past is always changing. A great season with a playoff loss changes what that season meant. A championship win after a mediocre regular season turns that season from a disappointment into a crucial step to later success.
The same is true in our lives. Success in your future will turn past failures into building blocks. Failure in your future will turn your past into illusory achievements you couldn’t sustain.
This is the way we work as humans. Our lives are narratives, and it is up to you to write your narrative.
When you have something in your past that is not the way you want to be; you don’t have to dwell on it, you get to rewrite it by creating a better future.
In this episode:
- Why the whole game matters, not just the end
- Watching sports with a long-term narrative in mind
- The future is where history is written
- The Patriots history re-written over and over again
- Your life is a narrative
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