It is Time you Say Something: The Story about the Best and the Worst
Keeping a journal is an easier way to understanding yourself. Give your journal to a scientist, the social type, and you, rather your details, become monetized, or even, a subject of a thesis. Even if, for any reason, you may have been guilty of random cheating when entering some of your journal entries, you will catch yourself later. Just how wicked you could be if, say, on the 3rd of December 1999, you ate all the junk and you record that you ate all the berries. The extent of your wicked nature is laid bare in front of your very innocent looking eyes later when catch yourself.
Assuming you have a journal nearby. Open it, now. The bigger question here is, who are you? It’s easier to avoid answering some questions that the journal you are staring at poses and answers. You are probably so busy to read it even, or worse still, your journal is in your head or at the hands of others. The scientist, mentioned above, is interested in getting to know who you are. It looks like, perhaps, you do not even know yourself.
Narrow down the focus. What is the best, and Worst, of you?
A simple perspective is to begin with what you are able to derive from your journal entries. Take, for instance, if you are using a digital journal. You could fare much better by, what we could refer to as, automatic cross-entries. You make sure that priorities of online privacy security are in place while at the same time ensuring that your journal entries are free from your subjectivities. This way you overcome anxiety associated online spaces. You will need time, so that you can sort out categories together, research, and make your queries searchable when needed. Once you are able to do this you have cleared the chaos and, consequently, there’s order. You can concentrate on your core activities while retaining the wheel all the time. You become better.
The best, then, is if you have your journal. The worst is when you have no journal at all. A random and guide question would be: where were you on the December date above? Well, you could even have forgotten and you have no journal to refer to. This means that you may have to research yourself to answer a seemingly simple question. Why would you need to know random dates anyway? President Moi was here. But perhaps the best contribution for hosting you in this world is those journal entries. Who, you may ask, is making use of your journal entries? Everyone, but you. Suppose you start now. Excellent, your best moments are yet. You do not want to miss them.
After this, nothing will stop you from going for the jugular, the bio. You got it right. You want something honest you could not trust yourself entirely. It could be personal, for the posterity, your business, your organization. Is it believable, anyway; what is the, expected, extent of redundancy? And so on. This is long before you start compiling it.
Once you are able to do this simple assessment you could say that you are on your way. By the way, have you ever thought of taking charge of your story? When you are pursuing a purpose, you owe it to yourself and posterity.
Forestman, maybe you heard of this folk story, missed the whole point when he let others to take charge of his story. He put in almost a century; he departed on a morning of Dec 3rd 1999 at ninety five. Some say a hundred and five. Today, five years down the road, his family is destitute. The lawyers and banks have hidden his story from everyone. Have you heard of protection of privacy? Only Facebook has some random memories of Forestman. A very, according to Facebook, jolly fellow.