How the Story You're Telling Impacts Your Life
Author Jonathan Gottschall wrote, “Until recently we’ve only been able to speculate about story’s persuasive effects. But over the last several decades, psychology has begun a serious study of how story affects the human mind. Results repeatedly show that our attitudes, fears, hopes, and values are strongly influenced by story.” With that in mind, imagine being able to generate stories that helped you produce a thriving experience each day. According to anthropologists, story
How to Cross Life's Impossible Bridges
Imagine this scenario. You’re on a hike through previously untrekked terrain. Somehow you got separated from your friends so you’re a bit anxious. You follow a trail to a ramshackle bridge. On the other side you can see your friends and safety. But there’s a gap in the bridge, making it impossible to pass. So, how do you get over the bridge? Think about it for a moment. You might come up with a few ideas, like: Throw a rope across and let someone pull you over. Take a run fro
Can Good Be Better Than Great?
In Jim Collin’s book, Good to Great, he makes a challenging statement: “You have to give up what made you good to become great.” Like most declarations, it’s dangerous to assume what’s presented is an enduring truth applicable to every situation and individual. On the one hand, there’s wisdom in venturing out of our comfort zone to achieve more than we currently are. This calls to mind that safe prediction: “If you don’t change direction you’ll end up where you’re headed.” On