Everyone loves a good story.
Since the beginning of time, stories have been used to share ideas, educate each other, and fire the imagination. Stories can break our hearts, help us better relate to another person or culture, or teach us right from wrong.
But what is it about a story that is so compelling?
I think it’s because we all have had life experiences that we can draw from to see ourselves reflected within the story. We can put ourselves into the story. We can imagine what we would do in the same situation as the lead character of the story. We can even invent a different ending if we don’t like the one in the story.
Isn’t this true of our “real” life too? We ARE the lead character of our life story. We CAN imagine how we would like to respond to our life situation and take action on it. We can even emulate real or fictional heroes in our everyday life. And, we CAN create a different ending if we don’t like where our life story is going.
So, what’s your story? Is it unfolding the way you would like it to, or do you want a different ending? Are there things about yourself that you want to change or improve? You can start changing your story by simply writing down what it is that you want to achieve in life and posting it where you can see it everyday. In fact, a recent study shows that writing down goals and visions can have a significant impact on your ability to realize them.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper or open up a Word document and start writing today!