William Shakespeare said, “ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE, AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN MERELY PLAYERS.” or something like that! I’m not into Shakespeare but he was a famous play writer, and we all know his stuff. So, I wanted to talk about scripting in this blog. Scripting is like journaling but instead you are building your life however you want it to look.
What I am starting to realize about this life journey is that you spend a lot of time in the learning and planning zone. Your learning zone, is reading (especially blogs like this one), listening to pod casts, just really enriching your life with what you wanna be more of. Then it’s into the planning zone as you learn new things, you can start to really build your life.
When you script you are writing out your life plan in future tense. A good way to start is by asking yourself what do I want my life to look like. It may not be clear now, but you have a pretty good idea of what you don’t want so starting there is cool. Some examples might be:
In three years I:
- lost 15 pounds
- dumped my nagging partner
- became a supervisor at my job
- own my first home
When you begin to write out your dreams and goals, something magical happens. I mean, they don’t call it “spelling” for nothing. Yes 12 years of English was basically spells and curses 101. Public school is Hogwarts y’all. #mindblown Back on subject, when you write out your life it is going to happen one way or another. When you write out what you want, you also imprint those things in your mind so naturally you will start working towards the things you want.
I am on my 3rd scripting journal and most of the things that I wrote about have happened, and if they haven’t happened that just means it needs more time to manifest. The key is to also look over your script everyday. As you learn and grow you will begin to change your script and perfect how you want your life to look. You will go through difficult time in your life, but that is okay because all the things that you don’t want will help you write a better script.
Scripting to me is like taking back control of your life. We have all been given a script whether you agreed to it or not. This script was written by our parents, our peers, school, society. Most of us follow the script given to us by our parents and peers. We either do what our parents did or we do what they think we should do. Go to college, pick a career, get married etc. When you follow the script of others you aren’t living your own life. That’s a scary thought.
How often do your journal? Has it made an impact on your life? I would love to read your stories in the comments below! Thanks for reading!