The 7 Best Personal Development Stories on this Website
икониикона за подаръкХудожникI write a lot of true stories from my own life on this Website. You may be wondering why I tell stories when so many other personal development authors are turning out short bulleted lists instead.
I write stories for two reasons: I enjoy it, and I honestly believe that a good story is often the best way (and sometimes the only way) to accurately communicate complicated life lessons.
We do not live in a neat little world where all our personal development philosophies can be connected with clean lines and wrapped up with a beautiful bow. We do not live in a world where all of our goals, ambitions, and motivations can be quantified in cute little bulleted lists. No, you and I, we live in the real world, where life gets messy and our attempts to improve our lives are often thwarted by very real obstacles. And sometimes, when a situation gets really messy, a good story is the only way to cut through the muck to what really matters.
Don’t get me wrong. Quick numbered lists (like the one in this post) still have their place, and I’ve written plenty of those too.
But if you’re looking for something that’s a little deeper and a little more entertaining, I offer you the 7 best story-format posts on this site. Each story comes with a series of take-away points and life lessons. I hope you find these stories entertaining, educational, and inspiring.
1.Life Lessons from a Cranky Old Man.
2.Jason’s Story: Life Lessons from a Tragedy.
3.How to Learn from your Parents Even if They Weren’t the Greatest.
4.How to Stand Up to Your Mother When You’re 42 Years Old.
5.Life Lessons from the Ghosts of Christmas Past.
6.The Top 4 Lessons I Leaned from a Horsefly Attack!
7.Reading Road Signs on the Highway of Life.
March 27, 2008 Thursday at 8:39 pm