STEP 2 – Use your imagination and pretend the best-case scenario for you.
6) What would the family/work gathering feel like if everyone got along?
7) Recall the best holiday gathering you attended. Jot down impressions of the laughter, sharing, connections that you fondly remember.
8) What would be the best-case scenario or miracle of this upcoming gathering if you felt the same feelings and shared similar stories?
STEP 3 – Create a new model of success to follow. Use the power of your imagination to focus your attention on your ideal family gathering and work party experience.
9) Now write a Script for Success TM for this event. (This is one tool my clients have used to transform their painful work and family dynamics into a powerful focus of love, mutual respect, acceptance, joy, productivity, profits and laughter. It’s called “Success Headline TM".
Reread what you wrote for question # 8 for you best case scenario at the next holiday gathering. Imagine reading about that miraculous story of everyone having a good time. Imagine your great feelings reading the emotional success of the event in the news or posting highlights of your wonderful gathering on social media the following day.
10) Write down your chosen title of this news story or article as if it was written after a successful event.
Here are some examples: (Enter the contest by posting your Holiday Success Headlines. Here are some examples.)
“Family comes together In Loving Support and Kindness”
“The Reunion Was a Tremendous Heart Opening Success”
"The Holiday Bonus Lightened the Mood and Afforded Heart Warming Generousity"
“Trust and Positive Communication Tasted Great With Dessert”
“Memory of Dad Tickled Our Funny Bones with Hours of Play and Laughter”
“A Glowing Closeness Lingered at Work Long After The Holiday Party”
“Generosity Overflowed As We Helped People Affected By The Storm”
Go ahead and post your Holiday Success Headline below. Please comment on your favorite success headline as well. I’m treating the winner for the most favorable comments on the posted Holiday Success Headline to a $25 gift card at the winner’s favorite store. The winner(s) will be announced in December.
Success Headline are focused prayers that guide the heart and mind to what feels good. Be sure to include positive emotions in your statement so you can recognize those positve moments when they echo your success headline in conversations or precious moments at the party. It's common to get that déjà vu feeling since you already test drove this positive experience in your Success Headline. (Read stories on how people who scripted their success experienced living the desires they planned.)
The key to writing such a Success Headline is to tune in and decide what your ideal feelings and experience would be in avance for the upcoming holiday gatherings and focusing your attention on that.