WRITING YOUR SCRIPT 
 
WRITING YOUR SCRIPT: Inside of us there is a play going on with a cast of characters, director and writer. Most of this is 
a colloquy between different aspects of ourselves. This silent 
conversation, or self-talk, that most people have with themselves has a direct effect on events and behavior. "The world is a beautiful, safe and wonderful place."  The person with this script will leave the house in the morning, smiling, optimistic and joyful "I can do this type of work very well and I will get the job."  This person is giving himself permission to succeed and get the job and chances are that he will. 
                Positive Self-talk = Positive Attitude = Success 
        On the other hand if the self-talk is negative it will be 
reflected in behavior or events. "I don't know anyone at this party and will have a terrible time." Most likely the person will be grumpy and grouchy and have a terrible time. "This job is too difficult, I am not good enough to do this type of work." The person is giving up on herself and chances are that she won't even apply for the job. 
               Negative Self-talk = Negative Attitude = Failure.
        Often our self-talk reflects our emotional, psychological and spiritual experiences from childhood on. Fortunately we have some control of the script. Keep it in the active present tense; no negative words or conditional statements. 
        "We are an excellent team and I am a superb bidder; a great defender and my declarer play is marvelous." Or "At every moment of play I am learning and becoming a better player." These scripts, or something like them, can be the opening of your Bridge play. And it can be repeated for reinforcement at any point during the drama. You will then be the winner at the final curtain. 
 
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