Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on storytelling

Founder Farnam Street. Reader & writer. Student & teacher. Leader and follower.

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If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behaviour, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behaviour, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.

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While you have a default narrative, ultimately you decide the story you tell yourself about an experience. That story changes the future. Most of the time our narrative comes from the way we want to see the world, not the way it is. Change the narrative. Change the path.

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Do you want the story or do you want the outcome? Diffusing your limited energy across multiple projects makes a better story you can tell others when they ask what you're doing. Directing your energy toward one or two projects makes for a better outcome.

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Perspective changes the story we are telling ourselves.

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