How YOU can give others a reason to redefine “impossible”
You may be wondering if it is interesting enough or will anyone care. So yes, there always will be someone that will, someone that needs to hear it. This is why I think it’s important to share your story:
1. For Support.
When a person goes thru life’s crisis, chronic disease, something that makes them feel “different”, new role in life – they often feel alienated, alone, misunderstood. You might have gone thru something similar and when you honestly describe your struggles, your thought pattern, how you dealt with the doubts and pain- you let that person know that he or she is not alone. The story creates a bond, sense of community, even if you never meet.
2. To give others Permission to redefine “Impossible” for themselves.
When you talk about your struggles in getting from A to B and how you defeated and traversed what seemed impossible, you in a sense give others permission to do the same. This was the role of people who first climbed the tallest mountains or reached the North Pole. Once they succeeded, they opened gates for more people to do the same. Even between friends, when one does something more courageous, she becomes a “hero” for the other one.” If you can do it , I can do it” mindset.
3. For Inspiration.
Your story may become an inspiration. A springboard. It may happen – the story will start living its own life. It can be picked up where left yesterday or hundred years ago. Dusted off. Adopted. Amplified. It can see daylight after being forgotten for decades. It can change somebody’s life course. And you see it happening every day now.
Maybe when you look back you will realize that you are where you are now because of a story you have heard. One thing led to another and here you are.
Can you recall a story that helped you go thru difficult times? Did you make a big life’s decision based on what you were told is possible? Please share in the comments. Now you now why.