There are many books out there that talk about the psychology of and the business uses of this concept. But after starting yet another book before I finished any others, I came across that topic again. The power of story. And since it came after starting another book on habits, something connected. (That is why I forgive my habit of starting many books before I finish one.)
I find stories inspiring and motivational and educational. I am reading and studying, on-and-off again, a biography about Steve Jobs. I just started a business self-help book on an entrepreneur with a philanthropic mission. Surprisingly, I am highlighting a lot of useful information in the biography of Sully, a suck-you-in, Kindle-deal find about the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson.
My restlessness to find a biographical approach to motivation came about as I slowly wrap up Sully. So in my grab-bag (a bag of books I take with me while I feed my skin sunshine and fresh air), I chose Start Something that Matters by Mycoskie. It came just after my purchasing the full ebook of Habit Stacking by Scott, but I was too antsy to read instructional stuff when my sinuses–and brain–were slowly unclogging themselves. And voila: a synthesis of ideas.
Can you use the power of story to create habits in oneself, to create change in oneself?
I don’t know, but it feels possible. It feels right. It feels worth exploring.