What does your story says about you?

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Como parte de um projecto do qual faco parte recentemente, foi-me pedido que enviasse uma pequena biografia de mim propria. A minha primeira reaccao foi de panico ja que nunca o fiz antes. Mas a medida que ia pensando nisso no meu caminho para casa, comecei a considerar esta tarefa um exercicio bastante interessante. Mais do que um CV, o que e que a tua historia diz sobre ti? Como enaltecerias as tuas vitorias? Que derrotas apagarias da tua historia pessoal? De seguida, alarguei o exercicio ao futuro e comecei a pensar em como eu gostaria que a minha biografia fosse se eu tivesse de escreve-la daqui a alguns anos. O que e que fiz a partir deste ponto? Onde estarei entao?

Este e um exercicio extremamente criativo que – ainda que ja tenha entregue a biografia a pessoa que ma pediu – gostaria de continuar a fazer. Suponho que, de certa forma, seja um exercicio que nos permite sair de nos mesmos, vermo-nos de cima, a partir de uma perspectiva completamente diferente. Mas, sobretudo, diz-nos onde estamos e faz-nos ponderar sobre onde queremos ir.

Numa frase: O que gostarias que a tua historia dissesse sobre ti?

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As a part of a project I’m taking over, I was asked to write a small bio of myself. My first reaction was panic: I have never done it! But the more I thought about it on my way home, the more I started finding it a really amusing exercise. More than just a CV, what would you like you story to say about you? How would you enhance your achievements? What failures would you like to erase from it? Then, I extended my exercise to the future and I started thinking how I would like my bio to look like if I would write it in a couple of years. What would I have done from this point on? Where will I be then?

It’s an extremely creative exercise that – even now that I have done it and handed it to the person who asked for it – I would like to keep doing it. I suppose that in a way it allows us to get off of ourselves, see ourselves from above, from a completely different perspective. But, most of all, tells us where we are and makes us ponder on where we want to be.

Photo seen here.

Put it simply, what would you like your story to tell about you?

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