Every person on the planet has a head full of ideas. It’s the nature of our brains; it’s how they work. Our eyes and ears and fingers and noses send sensory information to our brains. Our brains piece it all together and compare it with our memories of past experiences — and they formulate ideas. Thoughts. Concepts. Perceptions. Billions of tiny electrical impulses bouncing between neurons.
To make sense of all that information, we create stories intuitively. Our brains assemble those thoughts and ideas, and the experiences of our lives, into a chronology. Like a constant ever-shifting puzzle, ideas are pieced together to reveal meaning — based on our life’s events, on the people involved, and on the outcome of it all. And then those stories guide us forward through our journey.
We view our entire world and every moment of our lives this way. The story of our youth informs our perception of adulthood. Our connection with the places we have lived is determined by the impact of the stories of our experiences there. Our work and our life’s mission and our enthusiasm and our passion... they are all driven by the stories inside our heads.