Tell your story.
Tell your story; make sense of your experiences.
“The traces of our past shapes the narrative of our future”
We live in a world where our lives are carefully staged and released on social media. We talk about our achievements only without our story. we give an impaired interpretation to success. We are good painters and struggle each day to give a perfect picture of our lives. It is good to give a polished version of yourself but to what end?
I wish I had the perfect life but it is only a wish. Conversely, I do believe that I have a perfect story. I see it as perfect because it a story uniquely told by the script writer.
I am from a conservative family but was raised in a loud neighborhood: The epicenter of life and crazy. Naturally, in this neighborhood you will be inclined to a great social and “happening life.” It was never quite; too many scenes to shy off your boredom.
This very place did mare many great minds and got many others frozen. My background was not particularly what you will call a comfortable home but we sure had basic amenities. I have lost a lot of contemporaries to drugs, abortions, cultism, riots and a host of other vices.
My story would not be complete without the experiences I’ve had on this side of the globe. The first part of every story is where you come from. When you accept and understand where you come from it helps you see the radar to where you are going to. And when you do, why not share it?
REASONS YOU DON’T TELL STORY?
We do not share our stories because we are not in fact not purposeful. There is something about your story that is meant to contribute to the world. And because it is your story, no one else can tell it. It is your unique finger print. You waste your life experiences trying to be a copycat. We all have unique experiences that grows into a great transformational and life changing story.
We withhold our stories because we aren’t proud of them. Truth is life always happens. There may be certain aspects of your life or past you aren’t proud of. But until you own it, you will not heal. It is your story keep your head up, keep your eye contact and never look down. we have discountenanced sharing our stories because we think they are not vital. Sharing your story is not about you, it is about your audience. When we don’t share our stories, the less value we are to ourselves and to others.
we don’t share our stories because we are caught in the self- righteousness and don’t want to lose it. We only paint half of the story and carefully select our highlight. We withhold our crucible.
We don’t want to share some aspects of our story because of lack of confidence. We lack the boldness to talk about some areas of our lives. Sharing our stories makes us vulnerable. Honestly, it takes confidence and a daring mind to share personal stories but remember there is power in vulnerability.
WHY YOU SHOULD SHARE YOUR STORY?
Life is a story. Our achievements and successes are not severable from our story. Our stories make us who we are. I feel a thriller to a movie should direct us to see the movie, but what happens in real life is that the movie is never released.
We connect with each other. When we share our stories it resonates in the hearts of those who listens to us. Our stories make us connect with one another. We begin to see the uniqueness of our development alongside what we have in common.
We become relatable. Sharing our stories adds value to our electric lives and the collectiveness of our live experiences.
Sharing your story is therapeutic. It makes you heal and help others heal. These stories may seem like lemons but when shared becomes lemonades. We should be free to share both the good, not so good and bad experiences. They are both sides of the same coin and are equally important.
Sharing your story boost your self-confidence and transparency. It takes confidence to talk about the uncomfortable things about you. And when you do, you realize that you don’t have anything to hide, to prove or to defend. Now that is where life begins.
Sharing your story gives you a sense of purpose. Whatever you have gone through in life has the ability to change others. It helps others learn from our experiences. The traces of our past gives us a sense of direction and destiny.
The scar on our skin should remind us of battles won, the fire we survived and the flood that didn’t drown us. We should talk about our failures, the heartbreaks, the disappointments, depression, family problems, financial problems, childhood etc. all the seemingly uncomfortable topics even while we sing our praises.
Ultimately, when we share our stories, it points people to see “Adam’s invincible hand.” What I will call GRACE, showing us a well of limitless possibilities, inspiring hope and breakthrough to as many.
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