Tell your story, not somebody else’s.
Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone knows how to tell it well.
This is what I thought when I drew a visual note on the Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell. (If you haven’t seen it, check my yesterday’s post.) Nobody creates or tells your true story for you. You create it yourself, and it’s you to tell it. Otherwise the story would be somewhat different from what it actually is—and can be deceptive at times.
Most likely, our life story won’t be like a Hollywood movie. But it’s still invaluable and worth telling. Don’t be afraid of telling it. Don’t succumb to the fear of telling it. Don’t use someone else’s lines instead of your story.
Recognize your own stories you already have, and learn how to tell. It will save someone—including yourself.