Our personal backstory is the story we tell ourselves and others about how we got to where we are today. However, it can limit us in terms of our beliefs and what we imagine for ourselves. The good news is that we have the freedom to edit our personal backstory to serve us better. By opening up possibilities and highlighting our diverse experiences, we can communicate confidently and effectively with others. To do this, it's important to ask others for their perceptions of our backstory and make changes as needed.