|(Band member not pictured: Joshua Rivedal)|
If you could use only one word to tell the story of your life up to this point, what would it be? What word would others use to describe your life story? What about ten words? One hundred? One thousand?
Of course, you’ll never be able to tell your entire story with one word or a thousand—but with that sort of exercise you can:
- Find the “story-arc” or the major theme(s) and decide to recalibrate or stay the course
- Figure out patterns and uncover reoccurring problems, or even successes that at one point didn’t seem to be connected
- Use your story to connect with, help, or inspire others (and yes, maybe even serve as a cautionary tale. In certain parts of my life, I can definitely relate)
The great news is, for the most part, you get to control the (true) story you want to live and how it affects you, the world around you, and your legacy.
Storytelling in every sense of the word is one of humankind’s greatest achievements, and it’s how we connect to our soul and to the world around us. What story do you want to be known for?
PS. In June 2017, we’re releasing another edition of The i’Mpossible Project, with the subtitle Changing Minds, Breaking Stigma, Achieving the Impossible. This one is all about mental health: OCD, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, suicide and more. Each story is 1000 words a piece, and we’re looking for more people to tell their story. Message me if you’re interested or if you know of someone good to write for the book!! Thanks!