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I have been thinking about how self-talk messages (scripts) affects me. What messages (scripts) I tell myself, about myself’; and my experience.
Scripts, like those that an actor uses — in a play or a movie — to set the stage. Set the stage for how the actor is to play their part.
Like an actor who plays a part in a play or a movie, scripts (messages) play a part in how I live and experience my life.
Messages (scripts) that I tell myself affect my quality of life and well-being.
Limiting messages (scripts) that I tell myself and the messages (scripts) that other people tell me.
Messages (scripts) that other people want or need me to believe about myself.
Limiting messages (scripts) that enable people to remain in their denial.
Messages (scripts) that justify the way that I allow other people to treat me.
Limiting messages (scripts) that may have kept you and I unknowingly stuck for many years.
Below is a list of several limiting scripts and messages that we may need to be aware of as we move forward with our lives.
Being aware of these limiting scripts and messages can give us the ability to change what we tell ourselves.
Change what we believe about ourselves.
Some Limiting Messages and Limiting Scripts
1. What I think does not matter.
2. What I feel does not matter.
3. No one will care.
4. Don’t trust your perception.
5. Don’t feel your anger if you are mad.
6. I don’t care.
7. It doesn’t matter anyway.
8. Nothing ever works out for me.
9. Relationships just don’t work out for me.
10. Life has got to be hard.
11. I can’t have…
12. I must be…
13. Good girls always do what other people want.
14. A man must take care of everyone.
15. Children are to be seen not heard.
16. Be right.
17. I must perfect.
18. Be good.
19. You think you have it bad. When I was your age I did not have…
20. You are as selfish as your father was…
21. You are as cold as your mother was…
22. You are not good enough.
23. I am not pretty enough.
24. I am not smart enough.
25. I am not talented enough.
26. Do for us (your parents/significant other) and do without.
27. Always obey the authority.
28. Never question the rules.
29. Don’ think for yourself.
30. Speak only when you are spoken to.
31. Being emotional is weak.
32. The only thing that matters is wealth and intelligence.
33. People are disposable.
34. Some people are made to be used.
35. Spirituality is for kooks.
36. God does not love me.
37. I have to perform to be lovable.
38. I only exist to be beaten.
39. Don’t talk.
40. Don’t trust.
41. Don’t Feel.
42. I can’t be happy unless you are…
In the event that you find yourself being limited by scripts or messages, I would encourage you to examine those scripts and messages. Messages or scripts that you or other people may believe or have told you for many years. People who may no longer be living. Scripts or messages that may have been passed down to you from people who were misinformed themselves.
Examining the origins of these scripts will help you to make peace with your past. Not only can we make peace with our past, but we can begin to recognize when people seek to limit or stymie us with similar scripts or messages.
By being aware, making peace with our past and by taking note of what we or other people may be telling us, we can change those limiting scripts and messages. We can change those limiting scripts and messages. Change those scripts and messages to ones that inspire, encourage, motivate, empower and give us hope.
The benefits of changing what we believe and tell ourselves.
Through making peace with our past and by continuing to take note of what we are telling ourselves we can create a good life for ourselves.
Through making peace with our past and by continuing to take note of what we are telling ourselves we can follow our dreams.
Through making peace with our past and by continuing to take note of what we are telling ourselves we can create hope in our lives.
Through making peace with our past and by continuing to take note of what we are telling ourselves can make the best use of our time.
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