10 Reasons to Use a Life Script

10. Dare to be different

Sure, the idea of reading a life script once or twice a day may seem silly and artificial. You may feel self-conscious and a little uncomfortable, but that will all change when you begin to see the positive effects of this system.

Clearly stating your goals combined with positive thinking and repetition can be a great tool for you. 

Who cares if most of the other people haven’t figured this out yet! It’s better for you. You will have a secret advantage, if you dare to take the path less traveled.

9. Its fun to consider your life!

This is such a healthy exercise, because before you even use your Life Script, you’re already forced to make great progress by doing an in depth analysis of your life, considering your problems and solutions and your final goals.

Simple brainstorming, writing and editing your Life Script can help you realize important new things about your life, conceive new ways to improve and find new solutions to troublesome problems.

You can even think of each problem, or the obtainment of each goal, as a game… like a puzzle… with challenging and exciting questions to be solved.

8. This could allow others to understand and help you with your problems

Once you understand your own circumstances better and have seized the opportunity to consider your problems, options and possible solutions, you are in a much better position to know what you need from others and how to tell them what you want, need and expect.

7. Repetition is one of the most powerful learning tools.

It is widely recognized that repetition is a great way to learn and improve. This is why athletes practice the same plays over and over and singers sing the same song until they have it down to perfection and then they still keep singing it.

Repetition can rid you of long held bad habits, boost confidence and reduce, anxiety, doubt and fear.

Is repetition being used to benefit you in your life?  

6. Putting your solutions into sentences helps you clarify your thoughts

Most people have a vague idea of what their problems are and what their goals are. Many times, if you ask someone what their goals are, they will look at you dumbfounded and ask you to repeat the question. Many people will even take several minutes just to manifest a plausible answer.

Let’s take some examples from some more thoughtful individuals. One might reply : “My problem is, I’m too impatient.” Or if you ask your co-worker, “What are your goals,” they might say, “I want to have a job I love, a nice family and live in a beautiful house overlooking the ocean.”

These are both nice answers and they show a certain amount of self-awareness, but with more self analysis, the first person might realize the reason they’re so impatient is because they’re insecure and the real goal of the second person isn’t to purchase a nice house, its to obtain and maintain a happy life.

These may seem like slight and unimportant distinctions, but for people who really want to understand themselves and improve, they need to go beyond the superficial problems and the unexamined answers. They need to get to the root of problems and delineate their answers.  You need to do that to create a good Life Script and a good life script can benefit you tremendously, if you want to make yourself a better person.

Look at it this way. If you think your problem is “impatience,” Your life script would focus on cures for impatience. “When I’m uncomfortable, I will give myself three seconds before answering.” “When I’m angry, I will count down from 20 before answering.”

However, if you think your problem is low self-esteem, you need to do a whole new round of self-analysis to find out why your self-esteem is low. What is it you like and don’t like about yourself? Maybe at the end of it all, your goals are completely different. Perhaps you will tell yourself, “I deserve to be loved. I believe in myself and I will succeed.”

See how different the two problems and the sets of corresponding goals become? This is why it’s so important to know yourself inside and out and also to ask the right questions to identify the correct problems.

5. Your life script provides a detailed roadmap for change

Have you ever tried to drive somewhere new? You didn’t know where you were going and it made you a little uncomfortable.

Do you remember how much better, more confident and more self-assured you felt when someone handed you a map and you could see the clear route to reach your destination?

It’s so much easier to get from Point A to Point B, if you have well written directions. Sure, hearing them helps, but it’s even better to have them plainly and correctly written down on a piece of paper.

Think about operating complex equipment. Isn’t it wonderful if you have the instruction manual sitting next to you? For example: if you had never driven a fork-lift before and you needed to operate one, wouldn’t you want to at least read the directions first? If you read the directions and memorize how to use the fork-lift correctly, wouldn’ t that help you operate the machine?

This is basically what we’re doing with your life. You are writing a manual that describes how you want to use yourself. If you can memorize that manual, then you will direct yourself more effectively, operate more efficiently and function the way you were meant to. 

Unfortunately, life didn’t come with a user’s manual and neither did you, but no one said that you couldn’t write your own.

4. It is easier to fix problems when you know what they are

If you were at work and your boss told you, “I need you to fix a very important problem” and when you asked, “What’s the problem,” he said he didn’t know, how could you fix the problem?

Obviously, it’s very difficult to properly address problems, if you don’t know what they are.

This point may seem overly simple and hardly worth mentioning, but the legions of those who have never spent any amount of time deeply considering the core of their problems numbers in the billions. Try not to find yourself amongst their number.

3. Because “we are what we eat” and if you feed yourself a steady diet of improvements and solutions, you can hardly help but improve.

So many people feed themselves a steady diet of negativity. “This is wrong. That won’t work. I’m trapped. Why does this always happen to me?”

“Garbage in, garbage out,” as they say. Is it any wonder that this spoon-fed negativity, day in and day out, results in a tidal wave of dirty and unhelpful thoughts.

Take the self-help strategy known as “The Secret,” for example; the entire philosophy is based on positive thinking. They call it “The rule of attraction.” The idea is that the things you tell yourself, either positive or negative, leak out into the world and color your existence like paint on a canvas.

Do you want your picture to be all blacks and grays, or would you prefer a life comprised of a kaleidoscope of colors, a rainbow of positivity?

Remember negative thinking leads to negative action. Positive thinking leads to positive action.
You determine your own mental state and your own success. 

2. Understand yourself

The Greek philosopher, Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” While this may or may not be true, the sentiment is certainly sound.

Understanding yourself is one of the primary keys to living a happy life and relating effectively to the world around you. It’s difficult to understand anything else, if you don’t first understand yourself.

Self-knowledge will help you identify your problems solidify them into manageable puzzles, help you draw out a map to your goals and arm you with all the weapons you need in your arsenal.

Life is a journey and for this, the Boy Scout motto is a good one, “be prepared.”

But be wise. The first thing you need to prepare is yourself.

1. Improve yourself and your life

Using a Life Script is one of the best things you can do to improve yourself and your life. It can build confidence, boost self-esteem, improve your responses, increase productivity, achieve happiness and disarm the fear of failure and the sting of judgment.

With a good Life Script there’s almost nothing you can’t accomplish, so be your own God.

Think about your place in the universe and what role you want to play. Write your part. 

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5 comment(s).
Aliza Castro Navarro - 12/11/2013 11:34:51 PM
It's such a good idea to make a life schedule, setting your goals and plans. Also, reading them often so you won't fogert what to work hard for. I'm very inspired by this article, I'll make my owm life script
Mónica Cossio - 12/11/2013 10:03:56 PM
An interesting advice. We usually think we know ourselves but is really necessary to take time to self-examination and ask ourselves : what are my goals , dreams and expectations in life. Make your mind about your own plans to achieve them. Although I believe the spontaneity is always something to consider. People may make plans, but they cannot control always the outcome of them. At this critical moment we need to be clear about our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. So we can adjust these plans and continue in the struggle for our dreams.
Euyo Siles - 12/10/2013 8:29:46 PM
It is important to have a guide for do somethinf, it is a way how you can follow in a society or in specific área.It can serve as a brain storm if you need to give a fast answer, it is a perfil for yourself
Gloriana Garita - 12/10/2013 6:57:44 PM
Sometimes it could be good to leave every single aspect of your life to chance, actually; not really, if you are organized the possibilities of success for you are pretty high, for example if you know yourself you will understand your own troubles and will be able to fix them, and if you are organized you will know what you are doing and will find out way easier what you are doing wrong and will be able to correct it really fast.
Irene Corrales Quirós - 12/9/2013 7:27:40 PM
The life Script is like the schedule of your life. You can see really clear what you have to do and organize your day your month or year in priorities to achieve whatever you want.

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