Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Inspired quotes about storytelling, curated by Get Storied.
Stories are how we think. They are how we make meaning of life. Call them schemas, scripts, cognitive maps, mental models, metaphors, or narratives. Stories are how we explain how things work, how we make decisions, how we justify our decisions, how we persuade others, how we understand our place in the world, create our identities, and define and teach social values.
Over the years I have become convinced that we learn best—and change—from hearing stories that strike a chord within us…Those in leadership positions who fail to grasp or use the power of stories risk failure for their companies and for themselves.
I don’t believe anybody else’s story. I know that whatever people say is nothing but a story that’s distorted by their beliefs. I also know when their words come from truth, and I know because I can feel it.