Stories worth telling

by Yann Girard

It’s hard. Really, really hard. It’s hard to tell good stories. And even harder to come up with a story worth telling. I struggle with it every single day.

What I realized over and over again is that the most important ingredient for a story worth telling, to become a good storyteller, is to experience things worth telling.

Here’s the thing…

If you never experience anything worth telling, if you’re glued in front of your screen all day long, you’ll probably never come up with good stories.

And you’ll probably never become a good storyteller.

You don’t become a good storyteller by reading all day long. It helps. Sure. But it’s just the first step.

The second, third, fourth and fifth step is to start experiencing things. Again.

You know, we all became so obsessed with optimizing our lives, productivity, rushing from one meeting to the next (private or business) that we forgot to take the time to experience things.

Like going to a place you’ve never been to before. To open yourself up to new experiences. To new opportunities. To new cultures. To new dishes. New people. New whatever. It doesn’t matter.

What matters is that you never stop exploring. That you go out there and experience things worth talking about.

To live a life worth writing a book about. A movie worth watching. And a blog post worth reading..

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