Tell yourself the story of your past. Write down a brief history of yourself. The 5 to 10 most important things that brought you to this point.
Now find the narrative in there. How did you frame it? Are you a victim? Are you the virtuous hero who was perhaps abandoned, betrayed, or cheated? Do you feel like your best days are behind you or still to come? Do you feel destined for greatness or resigned to mediocrity?
Try reframing your history with some of these perspectives:
1. I did the best I could with the ...