You tell yourself stories to construct your personal sense of reality. You see the world through your own lens, which influences the outcome of everything you do. This sense of reality is powerful. It’s your Mindset, and it is controlled by you.
The events you experience plus the stories you tell yourself about them influence the outcomes.
Therefore, E + S = O.
Extra Credit: Think about something that happened this morning: you spilled your smoothie, you got cut off in traffic, the person ahead of you bought your coffee at Starbucks, you got a warm hug from your child before heading off to school. Now consider the story you told yourself about that event and what the resulting outcome was. See how your story – or your Mindset – may have affected the outcome.