How Writing an Autobiography Helps You Understand Yourself

Writing an autobiography is a great challenge! It is an endless journey, where you start digging in the past, explaining the present and looking forward to saying more about the future. It starts like a personal therapy which it may turn into a cure or inspiration to others. It is not an easy thing to do for sure, sometimes it may turn your life into a totally other direction, but at the end it will stay out there as a fact of your life, transcending through time and generation. This kind of reflection, generated from different phases like a desire to:

Escape

Since we keep dedicating our time to others, we may become a little bit proactive to do something about our self. So, everything starting with the decision of dedicating time for you by starting the journey of discovering! Time to time, we need some space to reflect into what goes around and surround us. We escape from our everyday routine to find a peaceful place or and noisy one and start the journey of self-discovering. It looks like an escape, but deep down is about finding the reason to get through all what has happened and is happening.

Discover of the past

Going back to time, learning about whom our ancestors were, what was their background, education, life and living it gives so many answers to us. The word has done big steps in all the fields. Life has changed a lot in such a short time! Imagine, how and 90 years old man, who might have live into a war, into a big industrial period, maybe traveled through world time to time and watched it as it changed, leaving his footprints on the decision he has taken, may tease the curiosity to go deeper and learn more about life ! How interesting is to discover all those facts about the people who brought us to life and for the one, related to our blood. Some of the facts may not be pleasant and some may make us feel proud, in both cases, it is worth to know about them! Through this enlightenment process, the emotions urge to come to live and to expose into words of happiness and sadness at the same time. You may get inspired to follow the step of one great ancestor that you may have, or you may do something good about another who might have hurt someone. It is up to you to turn your life heel into greater direction and self-acknowledgment.

Find your own answers to your questions

A question is a need to receive a certain informational fulfillment. When it comes to learning things we need to raise and direct questions. The answers may be either direct or indirect. This whole process it can be seen as self-development, where you are looking to liberate from some unclear and suspicious thoughts rose through your life. When you get a second opinion on something, it gives to you the opportunity to learn to free you from the judgmental. Once you have answers for your question, you come in a moment of peace, reflection and realize how and why things are as they are. This moment is the present moment, it is the time when many things make sense to you, and you get the fulfillment of knowing things!

Change

In order to fulfill our happiness of being, we always keep looking for inspiration in different directions. We seek to get big emotions, to get goals, inspiration, to fulfill those empty filling that makes those cloudy days in our life. You look for that change or you may be terrified of that change! This word changes it is so difficult and easy, so beautiful and harsh, so exciting and dull! When it comes to change, you understand that it is not a fight, it not a result it may be a consequence, it may be a will to try. After passing all the above steps, you will reach to the third one with an urge to do something more, to try something else, to continue some of you ancestors steps, it may bring big discovers, that you had never imagined before. At this phase, during you are writing an autobiography, you can describe yourself as an energetic atom, full of emotion and will be looking forward to more adventure for you.

Inspiration to others

We all have been inspired by others. It is amazing how others stories captivate us either when we hear it either on we read it. Why happens that? For a simple reason; just because we realize that we are not the only one who has a story on something, either it good or bad. We become comfier, happier with us, only because we understand that there are some great people who have done great or small things, turning their life into a big adventure worth to live.

Conclusion

You become a legacy, who may inspire other people to do greater! It is like developing and growing yourself by each word that you write. You have a story to tell, to share, to inspire out there.

 

 

About the author:

Steven Mehler is an experienced writer, SEO expert and social psychologist that works as an editor at a local newspaper and a freelance writer at Rated By Students. Steven also runs his own content agency and is writing a book. He has a long-term experience in writing articles based on blogging, marketing, SEO and social psychology.

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Comment by Kathy Custren on October 8, 2016 at 11:46am

Steven, I was "almost" going to tell you how excellent your post is: it is the right submission length, focuses on the topic without a lot of I/you statements, and even the title is adequate. However, the link in your bio makes it more of an advertisement for the Rated website, than a connection with additional work you have done. If you do have your own website or blog where people can read more, please include that with your bio in order to be considered for publication. Otherwise, we cannot accept it. Please message me once you have changed the link, if you still want it considered for publication. ~ Blessings! 

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