We’re always telling stories about who we are, where we’ve come from and where we going.
We tell stories about what’s good and what’s bad, what should be and what shouldn’t. We tell ourselves stories about what’s possible and why and how, and about which things that will never happen, or which things we’ll (or they’ll) never be able to do.
We tell these stories about ourselves, about our organisations, about colleagues and partners and the people we serve, about the context we work in and the wider world.
And we tell them to ourselves, and to and with friends to remind ourselves who we are and who we are together, and we tell them to other people so that they’ll know who we are. We find it easier to trust people who tell the same stories.
Some of the stories we tell are helpful, and some are damaging, and some are true.
It’s a good idea to be aware of the stories we tell because they’re the raw material we use to write the scripts we live by.