What Is Your Life Metaphor?





  • An expression in which the person, action or thing referred to is described as if it really were what it merely resembles (Chambers 21st Century Dictionary)


Life is a:

  • battle
  • burden
  • bowl of cherries
  • challenge
  • circus
  • merry-go-round
  • journey
  • struggle
  • symphony
  • movie
  • mystery
  • rose garden


The above statements are all metaphors which describe how people see the world, or see their lives.

In his book, Notebook From A Friend – A Quick and Simple Guide to Taking Charge of Your Life, Anthony Robbins says the following:

Behind every metaphor is a system of beliefs. When you choose a metaphor to describe your life, or your situation, you choose the beliefs it supports too. This is why you want to be careful about the way you describe your world—to yourself or to anyone else.



What metaphor do you use to describe your life? Given Robbins’ statement above, will you stick with that image, or change it? Please share your response in the comments below.



10 thoughts on “What Is Your Life Metaphor?

  1. Life is an adventure!

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    1. That’s a really lovely and positive way of seeing life. Thank you for sharing that. 😃


  2. Through the ups and downs, life is beautiful if lived each other on the wings of His grace. We might not think its perfect but it is beautiful

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment and share your view on life. Bless you 🙂

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  3. “Life is a book waiting to be written. Grab the pencil of your life and start writing your script!”

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    1. Wow! Shell I like that analogy! Thank you for sharing and for the follow. So appreciated. Bless you. 😃

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