10 Ways to Tell Your Life Story
Your life story is certainly worth telling and recording. Starting with your children, future generations can experience how you felt and reacted in your time. Whether you write your story down, record it, or simply tell your children about your life, the following 10 ways to tell your life story will help you in this quest:
1. Who Are You?
Where did you come from and where are you going? What are your passions and strongly held beliefs? Define the person you are and how you got to that point.
2. Emotional Connection
We all suffer at certain times. What are the moments that challenged you and molded you? Open your wounds and share them so that others can connect with you emotionally.
3. Display Your Passion
Your legacy is the footprint you made in the world. Display and explain the passion that led you to successful outcomes. What are the things you love the most? What makes your heart race and your temperature rise?
We learn through experience. With that experience we gain solutions. What solutions have you discovered? Where does your expertise lie? In what areas are you “the man?”
What is your “message” to the world? Your philosophies and wisdom gained? Define a central message you most wish to convey and run it continuously throughout your story.
6. Simple And Direct
Keep your story on point. Keep it simple and keep it direct. Always be honest and sincere. Your life is interesting enough. No need for embellishment.
7. Spread The Glory
No successful life is accomplished alone. Give credit and explanation to those in your life who have helped you in your journey. Tell about those who influenced you and lifted you up to the heights you have reached.
How can you make yourself relatable to a later generation? How can you reach out into the future and lend a comforting hand? Some things in life never change. Matters of the heart. Hopes, dreams and fears. Talk often of these.
Do not be afraid to share your failures and shortcomings. These are as important as any great success. No man is perfect and no life is perfect. Describe in humorous detail your many faults.
What are the greatest moments of your life? The moments you stood at the crossroads and took the right turn? The day you met your wife. The day your child was born. The moment you discovered God. The times you jumped towards the sky and thought you would never stop smiling. Spread the joy!