What is a story?

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” - Kierkegaard.

I love this quote because it aligns with the coaching philosophy of "so what - now what?" It's not that our stories aren't important, because they are, it's that the most interesting part of your story is who you are now. Our stories got us here, and we get to decide what's next.

The full text of the above quote goes on to somewhat paradoxically add that “life at any given moment cannot really ever be fully understood;” and I agree. Our stories are full of supporting characters. We will never know other people's motives. Some things were not our fault, but they happened all the same. I prefer to focus my attention on my own actions and reactions...

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Affinities Coaching & Consulting

Victoria, BC, Canada

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