Write Your Own Script

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

The famous lines from the bard William Shakespeare written in the 16 century still hold sway today. He was a prolific writer and poet who produced many scripts that some actors based their successful careers upon. He wrote comedy, drama and thrillers which still captivate audiences around the world today.

My question for you is:

    • Are you an actor on the stage of life with your own script or following the script someone else has written?
    • Has your life thus far been a play that you are proud of, one that you auditioned for or has it been a major disappointment?
    • What changed? The script or your role?

Do you believe in fate or destiny?
If you do, then life is a set series of acts that have been predetermined by fate and you have no option but to play it out until the end.
You might be able to change the scenery or even a few of the lines but in the end, you’ll be drawn back to the path that destiny has chosen for you.

Some scriptwriters in Hollywood took the above ideas and made a few movies. The most notable was the Final Destination series which looked at death and how the victims did their utmost to escape it.
Death had a backup plan and the grim reaper harvested those who were destined to die.

Like in the movies, the actors need to audition for their parts. They either select the parts that they feel comfortable with or those their agents believe would enhance their career path.

Did you audition for the play that you’re acting in or did you accept a lesser role?

    • Is it the genre you wanted? Drama? Thriller? Action? Comedy? Horror?
    • Could you quit your stage and find a play that you would like to act in?
    • Better yet, could you write a script for your own life so that your last Act gives you a standing ovation?
    • Are you held fast by circumstances or has your thought life crippled your dreams?
    • Are you only an actor in someone else’s production or are you just a puppet controlled by the strings of life?

The good news is there’s a way out.

Your life is made up of choices and decisions that you alone can make.
You may have a set of circumstances that seem insurmountable but your mind has the answers.

If you’d like to escape, then take the following step.

Firstly look at your life and the stage that you are on and ask yourself –
What do I really want? Is this what I dreamed about when I was young or have I let toxic thoughts choke out my dreams?

Until you decide what you really want out of life, you’ll be going nowhere or you’ll be the unwilling helper for the person who knows what they want.
You will act in their life’s script.

This first step is vital as it’ll make or break the pattern you’ve set for yourself.
The problem is your inner commentator, and embedded beliefs and limitations.

To counter this try the following when you ask the question – what do I really want?

    • Set your thinking free by removing all limitations of finances, circumstances, and practical considerations from your mind.
    • What’s the first thing that you’d do?
    • What would you do next?
    • How would that change your life or the way you’re living?

These exercises help you realize the infinite possibilities of life and how you created your own prison of limitations.
You’ll see what you’ve always wanted but have put aside because it’s irresponsible. You’ll also see how little of life you settled for.

This is a mental exercise that you can change, as it’s your dream.
Have fun with it and live your dreams out in your imagination.

How many inventions and movies started out as a thought which became a reality? This beats going to the movies anytime as it’s your own script.

There are a few more steps to follow in writing your own script, similar to a movie script that’s fine-tuned and tweaked from the original idea.

The first step sets you free to dream again and puts you on the path to being your own real-life scriptwriter.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
From: As you Like It, Act II, Scene VII.

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