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Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Apr 23, 2019

According to Valerie Gordon, there are plenty of “unlikely” scenarios in our lives. By “unlikely,” she means those things that we really don’t want in our lives, those struggles and obstacles that make our lives more difficult, and we cannot find value in them in the moment while we’re experiencing them.

But these “unlikelies” as much as we don’t like them, are often pivotal times in our lives. These are the times that we are so uncomfortable that we either choose to make a major change, or a major change is forced on us.

Though I believe we can learn important, critical lessons in joy as much as we learn from struggle, if we tell our stories of struggle from the perspective of building resilience, those struggles will help us build the confidence we need not just to survive, but to thrive.

We discussed these “unlikelies” in the context of our stories, and how we build and practice resilience.

During our conversation, we chatted about five of these:

  • Conflict
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Uncertainty
  • Envy
  • Regret

Listen in to this conversation, learn more about how your stories can help you build your resilience muscles!