How do you normally tell a story? Maybe you start off by providing the listener with some background, and then work your way into the plot and of course, there’s the overall theme, which is why we’re telling a story to begin with. All of these elements get tied together in a nice little package and then we move on to the next.
Everyday we not only tell stories, we live them. And the interesting thing about this is that they don’t have to follow the same pattern – we can shake it up a bit and enjoy what the kaleidoscope surprises us with! Sarah Kay gave an exceptional TED talk discussing how she helps children believe in their abilities and face their challenges through opening their minds and helping them find what they are passionate about.
She reminds us that life is like writing a story and we can face it through 3 steps:
Step 1 – I can do this
Step 2 – I will continue
Step 3 – The importance of infusing the work you’re doing with the specific things that make you, you.
It’s the realization of the potential we all have, it’s not just about what you know, it’s about using these tools to dive in headfirst and learn even more!! “Grow, Explore, Take Risks, and Challenge Yourself!”
And enough of me talking, here’s the TED video for you to enjoy….