Everyone has a story to tell. Telling your compelling story can inspire others so they could help you achieve your vision.
What's a Compelling Story?
A compelling story is a story that inspires you. It is a story that motivates you to move and do something. We have all heard of a story that hit us. It inspired us. We were in awe of the lessons that story brought us. And for some of us, we still have that story in our memories.
Telling the story of what inspired you to do what you are doing right now is very important. When you share your story, you are sharing what you believe in. You are sharing and showing people of the source of your inspiration. Or the source of your inspiration.
In the book "Start With Why" written by leadership guru Simon Sinek, he said that, "Leaders that start with why inspire action." When we are clear with the reason why we do things, we attract people who believe what we believe. And when we share the story of how our own reasons inspire us, we inspire others as well.
Only a handful of people recognize the power of their own personal story. Sharing your story in an inspiring manner lets other people know who you are at your core. When people know you, they tend to trust you. They believe your story. And if you tell your story to enough number of people, you will find people who are willing to help you achieve what you want.
The story you tell may consist of people who helped you. Or a significant job or project that help you improve yourself. When you recognize that your story helped shape who you are right now, it's easier to share what inspires you.
In an article written by Karen Leland, she said that one of the components of a significant story is authenticity. You can't fabricate a story that's very compelling. If you want your story to resonate with others, then you need to share it with authenticity.
Be authentic with who you are and what you feel. When you are authentic, people are able to recognize the real you. When you are real, people will grasp who you are at the core. And that's what matters if you are to tell your compelling story. It's a definition of who you are and why you do what you do.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou
Since we are talking about stories, let me share to you mine.
I believe that inspired people work to make themselves better. I believe that when people are inspired, anything is possible. Also, I aim to share hope and information that can change a person's life. I believe that there is something out there waiting for each of us. Success. Financial Freedom. Fulfillment. All we have to do is work and take it.
I have seen people change for the better. And when I do, it always make me feel alive again. It gives me hope that we can all make the world a better place simply by living an inspired and better life. I, myself, came from being a black sheep in the family. But with the inspiration and help of others, I have improved myself. As well as my relationship with my family.
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And so I wish to pay it forward. I may not always give back to those who helped shape who I am. But I will always aim to pay it forward. To share my story and hopefully, inspire others in the process. As a result, I aim to change the world by inspiring as many people as I can to shape their lives for the better.
What's your compelling story? Share it and inspire us by commenting below!
Live an inspired life,
Jeric C. Timbang
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