We Need Better Origin Stories

Jane Elliott PhD
Change Becomes You
Published in
7 min readJan 9

Most of us know a lot about how we got screwed up and almost nothing about how we became remarkable. It’s time to think about our stories in a new way.

A young African-American boy looking sad in a superhero cape.
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Over the last two decades, I’ve coached and mentored countless very smart and talented people. Along the way, I’ve heard about books they’ve published, programs they’ve written, companies they’ve sold. They mention achievements so noteworthy I can’t get specific…