You may say, but I’m not a storyteller.
Every time you tell someone about something that happened or didn’t happen to you today, that’s a story. And, every one of your stories has power behind it, because you want your listener to feel the experience as you did. The question is, are your stories recycling negative experiences or growth experiences? If you become familiar with common aspects of storytelling, I believe you can use them as tools for self-discovery and personal growth.
If you find your day-to-day Hero-Self staring at a wall in the current chapter of your life, you can learn how to put on your Author hat and explore questions like:
- What do I want?
- What message am I getting from my Antagonist? How do I turn that around?
- Who are my peeps? Am I tuned in to my helpers and encouragers?
- Is my setting bringing out the best in me?
- And, finally, how am I framing what’s going on? Do I want to keep this point of view, or shall I change it?
You can make choices to move yourself forward, using your story.