The Magic that is Scripting
Scripting is planning how things will turn out.
It differs from planning.
Planning says: I will go for a walk at 2pm today
Scripting says: I am going to plan a walk at 2pm today and I am also going to plan how great the experience will be.
This is more than wishy-washy positive thinking. It can be incredibly powerful if you can develop the right mindset.
Look at this example script:
Things To Note About This Script
#1 Note that it is written in the future. I always date stamp my scripts (I would write tomorrow’s date at the top)
#2 Some of the points are about instructing yourself to do very specific things (take 15 min for breakfast, plan 3 more exercise sessions)
#3 Some are about instructing yourself to feel a certain way
#4 The last point is optional. You can ignore this if you like, if you do not believe that putting an intention out for someone else to do something has any impact at all on reality. HOWEVER I have found that writing scripts about things you seemingly have no control over can actually impact your reality.
#5 You can highlight certain words and phrases after you have written everything, like I have in pink. I did this intuitively and randomly.
#6 Not everything you script will happen. However, many things I script happen, even if there is a delay. For example in May 2019 I scripted meeting a man and having a mad passionate romatic weekend with him. This never happened, but at the time of writing (June 2019) I did get chatting to someone last weekend and there was definite flirting going on.
This sort of result I find very interesting and it says to me “You are becoming more aligned with having a new relationship. There is more to do around being open to this and allowing it. Keep scripting. Stop comparing yourself to your friends who get asked out regularly.”
This anecdote also has an important lesson hidden in it: you need to script things that are believable to your subconscious. Clearly my subconscious found the idea of a mad romantic weekend too out there, because I have been single for a good few months now. It did bring me something more low key. So work with what life brings you, even if it is not what you scripted!
UPDATE The weekend after the 'definite flirting' evening, I went out again and bumped into an old friend, and after a few drinks I started flirting with him. All I will say is that this was not the end of the evening! 😉
#7 The most powerful way that scripting works I have found is with specific instructions. In this example that means it would be easier than otherwise to slow down for breakfast and diarising next week’s exercise.
The best proof that scripting works is to try it!
Update May 2022: Scripting Method No. 2
This is the method I am currently using. I cannot say it is definitely better than the above method - try both and see what results you get.
Near the end of the month I start to script certain thing for the following month as if it is a review written in the future.
Every morning I read the sentences out loud to myself. I have found that over time, my subconscious gets used to these statements as normal. This month I have found some shifts happening, like life is giving me opportunities to be what I am scripting.
For June, someone might write:
In June Ali went to a meetup event. It was really good and she had a great conversation with two people. She signed up for a second event with that group.
Ali started running 3 times a week - on Monday Wednesday and Fridays at 7pm.
She started researching job opportunities and got quite inspired by...
Ali felt really brave and started saying no to more people. It was 100% safe to do this.
Scripting Farther In Advance
Once you have tried scripting a day ahead, why not think bigger and do this for next week, next month, or December 31st of this year???
Scripting For Other Goals
This is completely possible. More income, better relationships...the world is your oyster!