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We Are Just…

September 23, 2010

There are many different ways to define who people are. 

You can describe a person by their family, their physical characteristics, their work, their friends, and even their desires.  There is , however, one way that I have not heard before.  It describes us in a unique way that misses a lot of information but in most ways it captures who we are.  It informs people of who we are, what’s important to us, and most importantly describes our legacy to the world.

At the end of the day, I believe that we are predominantly a collection of our stories.  What really defines us is the stories that we create.  And, make no mistake, each of us makes our own stories.  We are in control of the stories and whatever is important to us is where we’ll put our effort. 

So, what are the stories that you’re creating.  What do they tell about you?  What stories have you not yet created?  Tell me.  I’d love to hear how stories define who you are.

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  1. Johana Lintaman says:

    I believe part of the personal story can also be defined by something expressed by Maya Angelou

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

  2. mindscape says:

    Yes. I agree. Our stories have an emotional context that helps us and others have an affinity for them. Stories are everywhere. The TV we watch. The books we read. The gossip at work. Even work itself. The better companies have a great story that has some emotional context like you mentioned. Thanks for the comment.