We have heard and read numerous success stories, especially with the current technological advancement of our communication system. Sharing of success stories have never been simple and easy. We now have Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, blogging sites, and the likes. Numerous applications, which make sharing more interesting, are available for the handy smart phones and tablets.
Before the emergence of portable communication devices, recorded success stories mostlybelonged only to the people with achievements in the fields like politics, scientific inventions, arts and entertainment, and big businesses. They were stories of the goal achievers whose faces we had seen only in books and other printed materials, and sometimes, on television and movie screens. It took time for these stories to reach their intended audience. Interviews and visits to the place of work or residence of the goal achievers had to be done. Writing, photographing, and publishing the success stories took some amount of time. That was years ago.
Nowadays, success stories also come from everyday goal achievers and are broadcast more quickly to a wider audience. A shopper finally finding an antique jewelry music box can tweet about her new treasure to her followers. An academic achievement can be shared with family and friends by simply uploading one’s graduation picture on Instagram. A video showing a live fish hooked on a child’s fishing line can be uploaded on Facebook for the world to see and celebrate. Congratulatory notes soon come outpouring on social media for these everyday goal achievers. Some may even come from well-meaning strangers who are delighted and inspired by the success stories.
People like to hear stories. People are excited to hear stories with happy endings. More than the achievements, many remember the emotions they have upon hearing success stories that can vary from admirable to unbelievable.
The technological advancement that the world have today gives great opportunities to those who are excited to tell their own success stories. From being receivers, they are now also givers and storytellers. At present, aside from moneyed publishers and broadcast executives, the young goal achievers, like the children, can also post their success stories.