As a Life Coach, I look for the story in each client, so we can use it to move her forward. In the beginning, most people don’t know their story, but as we peel back the layers of life, the beauty of who they are is revealed.
We each have a story to tell, even if it has dark shadows. Or should I say, especially if it does!
Speaking our experience allows darkness to see light, reveals what we’ve learned about ourselves, and allows us to share it with others. These are lessons we can use to educate someone on how to survive, how to endure, and how to let go.
Maya Angelou wrote, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”
If you keep it your story hidden, it can fester into bitterness, anger, isolation, self-sabotage, negative outlook, and a feeling of being stuck. This can lead to failed relationships, job-hopping or unemployment, uncontrolled finances, and addictive behavior. Once your story is out and you invite others into your world who can hold you accountable for change and purpose, the agony turns to peace, joy, and servanthood.
What is your untold story? Will you share it with me?