The picture we give out to the world can really affect our lives, for better or for worse. That is why having a positive story to share about ourselves is important.
How many times did you meet someone, told them your life story and then found it so hard to change how they perceive you afterwards? The power of the first impression is huge. But the power of how you tell your story to people is even bigger, especially if you put it on repeat mode. How we tell our stories can really influence how people perceive and treat us and how we feel about ourselves.
Appreciation and self respect
The picture we give out to the world can really affect our lives, for better or for worse. That is why having a positive story to share about ourselves is important, as it can change how others interact with us, and ultimately how we feel about ourselves. The vibes we give out to the world are what we get in return. That means if we want to be appreciated, we must learn to appreciate. If we want respect, we must give away a vibe of self-respect about ourselves. If we want the world to be proud of us, we must pride our talents and virtues. And yes, we all have something to be proud of and we all deserve respect. It is our choice whether we will talk about how our boyfriend cheated on us, how demanding our boss is and how inconsiderate our parents were or how we have risen through the ice and fire of life’s trials and tribulations and learned something.
Book: Change your story change your life by Carl Greer
Positive life story
Telling a positive life story will make people turn to you more and you will learn how to focus on the brighter side of life. When we appreciate life, life becomes much easier, much more fun. When we learn to be grateful for the smallest things, like having a cat or eating your favourite cereal every morning we build a life story that is a good base for better life.
Change your perspective
It is true, some people have it harder in life, no doubt there. But how many times have you met someone who is going through hardships and still appears as solid as titanium. And how many times did you meet someone who is whining all the time about how horrible their life is? What did you think about them? Likely, you perceived the first person as brave, confident and mature, and felt utterly sorry for the second person and perceived them as a bit fragile or someone who can’t make it on their own. It is our right to feel down, but it is also our responsibility to get up and dust off and learn. Writing down a positive life story can help. It’s not about lying to yourself, but changing a perspective and seeing the light in the dark, learning and growing and telling all of that to the world around you.