I completely understand that no everyone wants to be an author, a legendary writer or want to be any kind of famous. That’s perfectly fine. I also believe that in some way shape or form you should tell your story.
Many people never get a chance to tell their story and when they die, their story is told by friends, family, co-workers, enemies and everybody else. The details and memories shared about them are just fragments of their entire story. The world and people that needed to hear their story will never get to learn their story in its entirety. I love how many people in history kept journals so when we study them, we get their story in their own words. We get their thoughts and their feelings even though they are no longer with us.
Below I explain 3 reasons why you should tell your story:
1.you are the only person capable of telling your story
Only you have lived your story.
There is no one on earth who can effectively tell your story in its entirety.
Only you have lived through every second of your life. Only you have felt the heartbreak, the depression, the anxiety, the brokenness. Only you have felt the butterflies, the joy, the love, the cherished moments. Others may have experienced your story alongside you but none have experienced your life, your story as you. Not your parents, your friends, your co-workers or enemies can tell your story.
You alone have lived through long nights and days of feeling like you are in hell or couldn’t make it
You have to tell your story because no one else can tell your truth, your thoughts, your feelings.
No one can express or interpret your experiences like you can
Your story is special and unique and can only be told, truthfully and entirely, through your words and your voice.
- Don’t let someone else tell your story
I think we should never give anyone else the opportunity to tell our stories in their own words.
Your story should be told in your own words by you so that nothing can be corrupted and people will not be mis-informed about who you are and what you have lived through.
Giving someone the chance to tell your story from their point of view or their opinion is the equivalent of giving someone the paintbrush to paint the image of you they that wish.
One might paint a pretty good picture of you BUT it will not be as accurate as the picture you paint of yourself.
Others may try to paint a negative inaccurate image of you and your life but it will not stand in the story you tell about your life
Don’t give anyone the power to make up their own version of your story.
People will add in and leave out aspects of your story to paint a certain image of you.
Don’t allow it.
Give no man or woman such power to tell the world what you’ve lived, what you’ve said or done, what you’ve experienced and where you’ve been.
Don’t allow your truth to be misconstrued.
- Somebody needs to hear your story
I believe our stories aren’t just something for us to know. Somebody somewhere out there needs to hear YOUR story. Your specific story is needed by someone in the world. No matter how simple, complicated or horrific your story may be, someone is desperately waiting to hear it.
We are usually unaware of the power our stories hold. We often down-play them as being nothing special or important, yet to someone out there, your story is just what they need to hear. Your story can give them hope, inspiration, motivation, encouragement and healing. Your story will let them know that they aren’t the only one. Your story will let them know that they will survive, they will overcome.
Many people aren’t here on earth to tell their story nor did they get a chance to while they were alive.
Their stories will never be heard or told by them but by others, piecing bits and details together to tell their story.
There is unknown power and revelation within, not only, telling your story but sharing it as much as you can with others.
Your story has many capabilities for those that hear it or read it.
You never know who you will touch when you share your story.
You never know who you are not helping by not telling your story.
I believe each of our stories is for someone else to hear, whether its thousands of people or one. I believe we, in this life, are charged with sharing our stories to help someone else, to deliver or heal someone else.
your stories may spark something in someone that never would have been sparked without hearing your story.
your story may be an awakening or turning point in someone’s life.
The possibilities are endless only when we begin to write or open or mouths to share our challenges, victories, losses and our achievements.
Someone is waiting for your story.