I’ve heard some awesome stories from the people I meet. I heard stories about losing 250 lbs. in one year, climbing Mount Everest, being on the Jeopardy game show, hiking the Appalachian Trail, inventing simple gadgets for desktops. I was able to hear these cool stories about these people because of the story they shared with me.
Many people will say that these people are different. These people had an extraordinary opportunity to be able to create these stories by doing these things. These people are no more privileged than you or me. The only difference is that they wanted to do it and made their story happen.
To make your story:
- Make a list of 10 things you have always wanted to do. Don’t worry if it is possible or realistic. Don’t worry if your list doesn’t have 10 things. Just make a no-holds-barred list.
- B into 3 categories:
- Possible (you could do this)
- Difficult but possible (this is going to be tough but you could do it with extra effort)
- Very difficult if not impossible (you can’t imagine how you could pull it off)
- Select one thing from each category (total of 3 things).
- Make a plan outline that will make your story come true. Some of your plans you may not know how to do but write them down anyway. Envision yourself telling your story to other people. Write down as many details of your story as you can.
- Start executing you plan. For the plans you don’t know how to do, you will find a way when you get to them. Starting execution of your plan may be simply buying supplies, putting milestones on a calendar, or getting some training.
You have one life. Make it happen. You deserve to have a cool story and you have the ability to make it happen. The alternative is being the person who always wanted to do something but never did anything about it. People with less money, resources, skills, support, intelligence, etc. have done great things. Why not you?
“…who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. … We are all meant to shine.” – Marianne Williamson
What great story are you able to tell?
What is one thing you have always wanted to do?