5 Crucial Reasons to Share Your Story
Share Your Story
Everything’s Coming Up Rosie all started because a few close friends kept saying “You need to share your story”. Somehow, they were inspired by how I overcame one hardship after another. Those close to me often told me that I am/was resilient.
No. I always did what I had to do – to get to where I wanted to go. I have a plan for the “Life of Rosie”.
I think partly because of my Type A personality, a little stubbornness and full of determination, I have never let hard times get the best of me. I have goals that I want to achieve, a life of sheer abundance that I can do and be who I want to be because I deserve it and worked hard for it.
Yes, I am a single mom with little support, and deal with depression and anxiety, on a daily basis. But all those are obstacles and are not reasons to not continue with my life journey that I know that is meant for me.
My friend “S”, said to me once” Rosie, not everyone is like that. Not everyone has the drive that you do. That’s why you need to share your story.”
When You Feel Like You Don’t Have a Story
Conversations that I have had with others, is that they did not feel like they had a story to tell. It may because they are afraid of being ridiculed or made of or perhaps they were not confident enough to voice their thoughts.
I can relate. In the beginning, I didn’t think I had anything worthy of sharing. I mean, who hasn’t experienced adversity? If I were to write, what can I say that will influence what others think? And if I were to share my stories, the fear of being rejected or feeling embarrassed was not something that I was ready for or could handle emotionally.
But with a little prodding, I decided to go for it.
Here we are today, three years later and it’s been one of the best choices that I’ve ever made. I’m so happy that I have decided to write and share my story and even more thrilled that there are people who want to hear it.
You Story Allows You To Connect With People
Everyone has a story – stories of personal struggles and triumph. It’s an opportunity to learn from each other. Through telling stories, we build communities and can create connections. We can look at each other instead of looking at the ground. We can relate and see the human side of each other. Oddly enough, we can also define and create our stories through our own uniqueness. No one else can write the story of our life – it’s what makes us unique, yet we all can relate to certain themes and feelings. When we tell our story, we are asking for attention from those we care about or wish to affect.
Today, I want to focus on the remarkable benefits of sharing your story. Here are 5 crucial reasons to share your story with the world.
- You can inspire others to look at life differently.
- Allow others to know that they are not alone. So often, we think that we are the only ones going through tumultuous times, and yet, we are not.
- Empower others to create change, open doors to new possibilities and move forward in a new direction
- Opportunity to learn from each other’s mistakes and life lessons.
- Find peace and hope. Sometimes, all we need is a little closure to move on and let go.
Why Sharing Our Stories Matters
Finally, the more stories we hear about turning an obstacle into an opportunity, the more empowered we are to transform our own lives and have confidence that when life actually does surprise us, we’re capable of getting through anything. Share you story with kindness and compassion. Who knows, someone might be waiting to hear your story because they haven’t found their voice to share their own. Speak up so that she knows that it’s okay to share her own story.
I will be the first to tell you that I don’t have it all together. I don’t have all the answers. But, if we are going to impact the world, we need to share our stories. It’s my wish that we can continue to laugh ’til it hurts, lift each other when we are down but most of all, to encourage each to other. Be fearless.
Hey, Bloggers! I’ll be starting a Fierce Friday segment soon. I’ll be interviewing and posting about fearless women that have started their own business or perhaps overcoming obstacles in their own life. Right now, I have 4 wonderful ladies lined up over the next month. If you’d like to be interviewed, please comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a result, of you sharing your story with us, it will appear on the www.ecurosie.com website as part of my Fierce Friday segment. It will also be shared via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I will not share your story anywhere else without asking your permission.
So embrace your story. Share what you’ve gone through and what you’ve learned, because that’s where the power is.
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