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Believe in Your Words: You are here cause you deserve it!

Believe in your words, and others will

When I started to study the materials of World Pulse Voices of Our Future Program, I decided inmediatly which will be "the one" for me to interview and write the profile about in my 1st assigment. Sadly, after arranging our meeting and cancel it a couple fo times, my activist was very compromised in "personal struggle" and concerned for family issues, so she couldn't find the time and the mood to give me an interview. I want to say, she offered me to do it anyway.

But, I understand my humble mission as citizen journalist like a "setting-free" oportunity for those with I talk to write about; I am responsible to collect and save stories otherwise won't be known, and spread the message about. To obtain a good story, my "one" must to feel comfortable with me and with herself, to share and focus in what is being said. If my interview will be an extra concern in the schedule or she will feel forced to do it "just to be polite" No, thanks. I didn't take it. And I felt bit lost cause my plan didn't work as I expected to do.

Have you been in that place, that ackward moment when you find yourself wondering and Now What? Maybe in the course of this module you have felt doubts about how to write your profile or your "target" failed. Time goes by and you have doubts about writing a good story and even following the method suggested, you still feel anxious because you want your story to be a powerful and catchy one. Maybe one of us have been wondering "Oh my Gosh! How I am gonna write that profile now?"

Stop with that kind of mental exercising cause is useless. Don't allow yourself to fall in despair. I can not tell you where to find "that" story, but there are some points I can share with you that help me in make my confidence coming back and focus my energy in my search.

1 .-You have been selected from over 600 applicants. You are one of 30. You are in this program because your writing is good, special and vision-changing. If you have came here is for your skills, don't have any doubt about, even for a minute. What you do, you do it well. You did it very well so you was selected. Now is time to do it better. You have what it takes, is a fact.

2.-Each of us comes into this world for a reason and with a mission. According to this, each one of us are "activists" of our own life. Your "activism" is writing about the reason and the mission of others in this world. There is a story to tell in each person. What does the women in the farm think about climate change? The young artist about the lack of jobs for young people in the country? What would be willing to do? How do they imagine the future?.

3.-Your story will be truly moving if it is honest. It will be honest if you get involved in what you're doing. Do not look for fireworks production, media streaming make enough in behalf. Look for "the heart" in every story. As citizen journalists, our target is not "the audience" but human beings.

4.- Self-confidence: in ourselves and in what we are doing as valuable; if you don't believe in yourself, people who you want to interview won't do it, and you'll lose beautiful opportunities to meet people and write about them. And the worse, they will lose the opportunity to make their story known. We're in this program for a reason: our writings; and for a mission: Change the world through the word. Believe in yourself, then people will believe in you and in what you and others have to say to be expressed through your words.

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mrbeckbeck's picture

Other group please

Hi Nasreenamina,
This is great, can you post it in the Correspondents group please?
Thanks,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

nasreenamina's picture

Of course

already done

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

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Kadidia's picture

Believe in your words

You said it all. Without believing in oneself nothing can happen.
Thank you.

Kadidia Doumbia

nasreenamina's picture

Thank you sister

All we can give the good to this world, starts in the inner kindness towards ourselves.

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Maddy M.'s picture

Thank you so much for your

Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!! I've been having my own struggle with "so now, how do I write my profile?" "how do I keep honest and faithful to what this woman has shared with me?". I truly want to honor what has been given to me (her story).

nasreenamina's picture

Hi Maddy

Thank you for your comment! Stay honest and be emphatic "How you would you like to be treated if you open your heart and share a meaningful story to someone?" People talks when they trust and we must to honour that trust thinking in stay stuck to the facts but without forgetting we are as humans as they are.

Being a people's journalism is not only about to deliver stories otherwise won't be known, is also recognize we are not more or less than equal. We also have our own stories, the only difference is our role; at this moment and time, we're the story-deliver; someday things can change and we could be story-teller. "(W)Talk" for a while in her shoes, is a good way to honor what she is giving to you.

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Aliya Bashir's picture

hi

Congrats dear for this piece with full of energy and inspiration. Truely I feel a boost and a special too, to be a part of this wonderful program with wonderful and encouraging people like you. Thank You so much for helping us to shrugg of all the pre-conceived notions and fears for a new beginning.
Bravo! Well Done dear..)

AB

nasreenamina's picture

Than you

I am happy this post helps to encourage you to accomplish your aims with faith and confidence. Regards

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afrothaty's picture

Great!

Great!

nasreenamina's picture

Thanks, sister, feed back is

Thanks, sister, feed back is always welcome, stay in touch

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Nezed's picture

Very well written! Great

Very well written! Great Job...

I do not aim for Perfection; Just excellence!

nasreenamina's picture

Thanks

Excellence and Improvement and not perfection is our challenge. Regards

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Paulina Lawsin's picture

Thank you for writing this

Thank you for writing this one sister. It is very encouraging. You are like a cheerleader. Cheering us on.. reminding everyone that we have the mission and the skills to deliver. Hep-hep.. hurray!..Am going to write mine now...!

Paulina

nasreenamina's picture

Cheerful Paulina!

You make me laugh kindly with this about "cheerleader". My sister was one during all school years. I think all of us must to become cheerful leaders for their communities. I hope to see you again for talking. Call me if you see me! Xoxo

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