Sharing My Story
The Importance Of Sharing My Story With The World
We all have a story to share. I decided maybe sharing my story has the power to help you overcome difficulties, deal with failure, believe in your self-worth, and change your life for the better. You may not be comfortable sharing your story with the world because of fear of rejection, of being judged, or simply because you may be ashamed or embarrassed by your story. The truth is, your story has the power to help someone else overcome a challenge, make better decisions as well as avoid making mistakes. I felt my story had this power if I put it out in the world, but it took me a long time to muster up the courage to do this.
My story is about living in secret as a depressed person. I decided to take the chance that talking about my personal experiences might bring hope to the hopeless and play a significant role in helping those who hear it make smart decisions about their own mental wellness. I hoped when I talk about my failures and how I struggled and eventually overcame them, it might give someone a reason to bounce back from challenges and failures.
I discovered sharing my story is an excellent way of finding my own voice and renewed purpose in the world.
I spent a good amount of time lamenting that my discovery and recovery from depression took me to an age where I looked back and wondered what could have been had I known then what I know now. What if I had made the changes I eventually was able to make earlier in my life?
If this rings true with you, just know you are not alone, and that storytelling is an excellent way of finding your voice. It actually helps you understand your situation better and gives you a clearer picture of where you were then and where you are now. Telling your story helps you realize how much of a fighter you are and gives you a “survivor” mentality instead of a “victim” mentality. The reason so many people fear sharing their stories with the world is that they dwell too much on “Why me?” “I didn’t deserve that” or “I shouldn’t have to have gone through that.”
No doubt it’s true there are painful past experiences you may have endured and truly didn’t deserve. Some of the bad things that happened in your life had nothing to do with making bad choices and were not a result of your actions. However, it’s in your best interest to realize the best way to heal is by changing the way you see your situation or experience. This means, instead of seeing yourself as a victim, see yourself as a fighter, as a survivor and as a victor. See yourself as someone who didn’t allow difficulties to get them down and someone who fought to be where you are. Start thinking “I am a fighter” and “I don’t know how I survived that but I’m proud that I did.”
When you change your viewpoint, sharing your story with others becomes easier. You begin to focus more on the positive aspects and realize so many people can benefit from hearing about your struggles as well as about how you overcame your challenges. It’s important to be mindful to frame your story positively and come from a position of strength rather than to have it be a complaining, woe is me session.
Storytelling helps you connect with others.
It’s most beneficial when the main goal of sharing your story is connecting with others as well as influencing them to act. What you share needs to speak to their hearts, challenge them to think, raise their curiosity, keep them asking questions, and compel them to act. This doesn’t mean you have to exaggerate though. Be honest when telling your story, but do it in a way that keeps your listeners interested in what you have to say and excited about taking the necessary steps in making a difference in their own lives.
People will better connect with you when you talk about your setbacks, failures, or misfortunes as well as how you fought and used those unfavorable encounters to turn things around.
Millions of people are struggling with failure, depression, anxiety, fear, and rejection. They need words of encouragement and assurance to persevere and overcome their challenges. They need to know they are not alone. They need to believe they can overcome depression, bounce back from failures, get over rejection, heal from the past, change any situation around, and reach whatever goal they set.
Knowing someone else has gone through what you are going through and has overcome it renews self-confidence and imparts the much-needed strength to believe, persevere, act, and overcome.
Realize the importance of telling your story in helping someone overcome difficulties, improve their self-confidence, as well as pursue their dreams and share it with the world.
When you share your story with the world, you never know whose life you will change and whose faith you will rekindle.
Telling your story helps you reach out to individuals whose lives you wish to influence. It’s a great way of helping such people renew faith in their abilities and to heal and build resilience in their own lives.
Never forget your story can change someone’s life, inspire, and motivate someone to live to the best of their abilities. That’s why I decided to share mine with the world.
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Cheryl A Major
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