Do you know why your story should be heard?
Did you know that most people don't believe that they have a voice in the world?
Let's face it, when you consider that the population of the world is 7.3 billion people, you would think that there's no way you, as an individual, would even be noticed.
So why should your story be heard?
Your story should be heard because you are the only You and just a small detail to you in your life just may be a huge learning moment for someone else.
Many times I've felt like why does it matter…like nobody listens; everybody's living their own life; people don't want to take the time to know about my life.
What I found is that there are countless examples of people who faced incredible odds and their story of how they broke free because someone else cared enough to offer help, can make a lasting difference.
Listen to today's Everyday Inspiration In 5 Words and the simple action you can take to ensure why your story should be heard:
“Do it loud and proud.” ~ SOON, recipient of the Webby award
Grab a microphone and tell the world how you've lived your life so far!
Seriously, in this incredible age of automation we are living in, you have so many choices to get your message in front of millions of people.
Consider certain individuals who took a stance on their beliefs and shared it with their friends, family and eventually the entire world.
Here are five examples of seemingly less popular special people who created and influenced major changes in the world and they may help you to know why your story should be heard (short descriptions by Tejvan Pettinger)
William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) Fought tirelessly for ending the slave trade, at a time when many accepted it as an ‘economic necessity’. He awakened the conscience of many of his fellow countryman and made slavery appear unacceptable.
Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) – German student who took part in resistance to Hitler and the Nazi party. She helped distribute leaflets criticising the war and the Nazi ideology. She was executed for ‘ treason’ and became an important symbol of German resistance to Hitler.
Abbe Pierre – French humanitarian who set up charity for the homeless.
Augn San Suu Kyi – Leader of opposition in Myanmar. Recently released from house arrest, she has been awarded the Nobel Peace prize for her fight for democracy and human rights.
Malala Yousafzai – Pakistani schoolgirl who defied threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for human rights, women’s rights and the right to education.
After you read the short bio's on the five people above, did you feel inspired?
Did their stories give more credence to why your story should be heard?
I mean, when you consider that these individuals are no different than you or I, and yet they made incredible things happen because of their unwillingness to abandon the principles and ideals they believed in.
They truly discovered why their story should be heard and that it was for the benefit of every person effected by the injustices and inhumanity inflicted upon them.
Each of them started alone, just ONE person, standing firm and believing that their voice would be heard and echoed by their supporters and followers.
So, Why Should Your Story Be Heard?
Go Be Extraordinary!