6 reasons WHY you need to tell your Life “story”


You and I have stories to tell, plenty of stories. The beauty with our stories is that they are different ones, unique to our own circumstances and perspectives on Life.

The “stories” I am referring to here  in this posting are the circumstances, situations, perspectives, thoughts, ideas and frustrations that may be hurting you in Life.

These form the pages and chapters of your story so far. But is this the story that you really want?

I don’t think so. The question now is “How can we turn this into a happy ending?”

Many of the above “the tough luck” stories unfortunately have been left untold.

These situations “come to a head” when you have been bottling them up and letting them wear you down to such a point, that you simply  have to tell somebody. When this is the case, find someone who you can trust.Your Life Story

Here are 6 situations where I feel that it’s a must to share your story with a trusted other [who will listen intently and with understanding]. Do any of these sound familiar?:

You feel your story has ended

You have done all you can do and feel you cannot go any further,  though you would like to.  In reality, your current story is unfinished and there are further chapters to be written. You will be able to continue on when you get the necessary support and guidance. Fresh dreams need to be awakened. And they can be. Talk with someone who you can trust.

You feel that  no-one is listening

You have ideas, dreams and goals yet you are “blocked” from moving ahead with these. You have creativity in your veins and need your story published. The “blockages” can be self imposed  or the environment that you are currently in is not supportive of you. You want to achieve so much more. Talk with someone who you can trust.

You feel alone and need help  Without support you feel disillusioned. You did have dreams and goals yet the plans for how to achieve them have been long forgotten. You really need someone to support you, re-establish plans … and to bounce ideas offTalk with someone who you can trust.

You feel you are going in the wrong direction

How do you change this? Your story so far hasn’t lead you to where you want to be. You keep moving on however the happiness, excitement and achievement is missing. Is the direction that you are taking in conflict with your personal Values? Talk with someone who you can trust.

You have a story of “pain” or of frustration

It is painful and frustrating to be living your Life feeling uncomfortable, uneasy, distracted and disappointed with how your story has panned out. Talking with someone who will really Listen, can get to the bottom of why you are feeling this way. And then you can work together to write a better script. Talk with someone who you can trust.

You  don’t know where your current story is taking you

What lies ahead? Is this what you want? Similar to taking the wrong direction however it may just be some “doubt” in the way of clearing your current path. Your path may be true, you just need someone to shine a light on it for you and then you can continue on your merry way. Talk with someone you can trust.

If any of these apply to you or perhaps someone you know, find someone to talk to who you can trust and who will Listen.

[I’m a Life Coach and I listen to people’s stories].

# This post was refurbished February 27 2015

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  • Mantha May 23, 2013, 12:14 am

    Sometimes I think when we tell our stories out loud we find that they are not quite what they seemed when we are holding them inside. The light of day tends to frighten away some of the “mind monsters”.

    • David Stevens May 23, 2013, 1:16 am

      Excellent point Mantha,
      I’ve found this to be true many times in my Coaching sessions … using someone as a sounding board tends to bring your stories into the light.
      Thankyou for contributing.
      Be good to yourself

  • Fran Sorin May 24, 2013, 7:49 am

    I love this post. I think with so much of the focus being on empowering oneself, having trusted ones who we respect as sounding boards often goes by the way side. There have been several times in my life that if I didn’t have that element, i can’t imagine what my life would be today. With gratitude, Fran

    • David Stevens May 24, 2013, 9:55 pm

      Thanks so much Fran …
      Support is worth it’s weight in Gold
      Be good to yourself

  • Anne-Sophie May 24, 2013, 9:03 am

    Writing down your story gives you so much clarity and healing. It’s amazing what happens when you put pen to paper and just write about what happened, where you are and where you want to go. You’ll realize things you never thought you’d want to do and you’ll make peace with many happenings of the past. Tell your story! It’ll transform the way you look at yourself and your life.

    • David Stevens May 24, 2013, 9:54 pm

      Indeed it will Anne-Sophie,
      I appreciate your contribution here
      Be good to yourself

  • Hiten May 28, 2013, 9:32 am

    Hi David,

    This was wonderful post on the importance of talking to someone when we feel our life is not going in the way we want it.

    I have one particular friend who is so effective at doing this. He just listens and listens and then helps me to see the best in the situation I’m struggling with. He really should be a coach!

    Thank you.