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We all experience defining moments in our lives. What events shaped your beliefs about yourself? What are your formative moments?

Random events transform us. Beliefs about our abilities, confidence, and self-esteem often arise from unpredictable events. They may appear trivial to others while significant to us.

Are you clever? How did that belief develop? Are you creative? How did that mindset materialize? How and when did your defining features emerge? For example, Samantha felt her shyness was a weakness until her swim coach surprised her by naming her captain. He told the team, “She may be quiet, but when this girl says something, you’re going to want to listen.” Now she feels quietly powerful.

I’m looking for two types of pieces.

  1. Making Meaning Moments from events in your life. Read this sampleMe, A Dancer, Yes
  2. 2. Illustrations of psychological principles. Read this sample Why We’re Better Than Others

Go to Meaning Making Moments and read a few articles to see if your work fits. If it belongs in MMM, inform the reader through your story and reveal the lesson learned. Submit to rousellm@sou.edu. Give us a few days to respond.

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Michael Rousell PhD is the author of The Power of Surprise: How Your Brain Secretly Changes Your Beliefs. He studies life-changing events.

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Beliefs about our abilities, confidence, and self-esteem often arise from unpredictable events. These defining moments transform us. What events shaped your beliefs about yourself? What psychological principles were at play? How we can use them to trigger inspiration for others?

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Michael Rousell PhD is the author of The Power of Surprise: How Your Brain Secretly Changes Your Beliefs. He studies life-changing events.

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