After a year of epic adventures, what do you remember?
Chances are, the events you remember best are the stories you told to others. The more you retell the story of an experience, the better you remember it.
Details you choose to include in the story will be etched into memory, while the omitted parts will fade away. Eventually, reality will disappear, and all that remains is the story.
Social media trains us to tell stories of our successes – the highlight reel that celebrates our best moments.
But those are the wrong stories to tell if we want to grow. Growth comes from experimentation, failure, and the lessons learned along the way. Repeat those stories instead.