And then there are the internal stories, the stories we tell ourselves. Framing your personal biography helps you make sense of your own life experience, but it can be easy to be critical and focus on where you came up short. What if you had the power to decide where your story begins, and where it ends? What if you could look at failure as just a low point in your life plot, designed to increase tension right before the surprise twist? Could the protagonist in your story reenact a hero’s journey, leaving their comfortable home to face and overcome danger, before triumphantly returning home as a changed person?