Living Your Story

John Maxwell said, “It’s easier to tell a story than to live a story. Most people go through life just telling a story…. To tell a story is to be in the second or third person. To live a story is to be in the first person.” Simply telling a story lacks vibrancy, strength of message and the realism that experience brings to it. Living your story is about you. It is the feeling, purpose and passion that you put into your story’s creation that makes it come alive. It is your beautiful one you fill with passion, great learning and selfless giving. Kerry Washington writes, “You and you alone are the only person that can live the life that writes the story that you were meant to tell. And the world needs your story because the world needs your voice.”

I don’t want you to read your story. I want you to write your story. The best you is what the world needs to see, that’s what the world needs to hear,” Maxwell counsels. The greatest gift you have to offer others is the magnificent you. God created you with a message that only you can share. Tell your story by living your story in that beautiful first person. Give the world the best you have to offer. The story you write is being read and will be read by many. May its learnings change and fulfill the lives of others as you make a difference by being a difference. May you leave no story untold, and may your story be one the greatest stories ever told. An unknown author writes, “Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” Your story is in your heart, mind and soul. The world needs your voice. Let it be heard.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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1 Response to Living Your Story

  1. Jack Beach says:

    Great message. There is a quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel all the time, and, if necessary, use words.” Similarly, there is a poem whose author seems to be anonymous, but which starts with the line: “I’d rather see a sermon than hear a sermon any day.” That the phrase “actions speak louder than words” is a cliché makes it no less true. People in leadership positions cannot escape being role models. Leaders at all levels are important in the lives of the people they lead. People pay attention to even subtle behaviors of leaders and take their cues from the leaders’ example. What we do, or do not do, always speaks louder than what we say. Leaders must always ask themselves, “Do the biographies people are writing about me match my autobiography?”

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