People love stories. We are wired for it. Think about the last time you heard a great story. Did it engage you? Do you remember the main point or punch line? Storytelling is a great tool for influencing.
If you are looking to get your point across, do you think it would be more effective with a laundry list of facts, or with a story? All things being equal, the story is going to win out. It’s pretty obvious; we connect through stories.
Storytelling can go a long way in helping you to achieve your goals. When you relay situations in a factual way, you wire your brain for success.
So, what do you do?
Get out a piece of paper, or even your journal. Pick a goal to focus on and write out a story from your point of view. The story takes place at the end of the year, and you have successfully achieved your goal. Don’t forget to include details on how you made it happen, how you feel, and what you are grateful for.
Write a story for each goal, or only one for your most important goal. Pull it out and read your story each time you review your goals. Transport yourself to that place of achievement and work to make your goal a reality.