Please be patient. A whole new experience is on the horizon...

Start:Jul 04, 2020

Duration:20 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will increase the confidence to activate hope with a plan (Turning Heartache Into Triumph).

Description: The Next Step series was developed to guide foster teens and young adults through specific step-by-step actions. The steps act a lot like a ... Read More


Step 1

Take a moment to watch Denzel Washington talk about his own battle with fear, failure and guts. It's in the 'video' icon above.

Let us know what you thought when you've finished.

Step 2

How did yesterday's wrestling turn out for you?

Step 3

What's still making you nervous or angry or tempted to revert to bad habits?

Step 4

What's improved? Even if it's your optimism, that's an improvement.

Step 5

Check yourself to see if victim thinking is at work.

Thinking you're a victim of your circumstances is something all of us can relate to.

It's a sneaky thought that tries to tell you that you don't have the stuff you need to make it. Call it out. It's lying to you.

What excuses are tempting you to back out and believe the worst about yourself and your future?

Weed out your excuses as honestly as possible.

Step 6

What's keeping you going?

Step 7

Which voice are you going to listen to?

Wrestle as often as you need to, and for most of us, that's several times a day until the concept is solid.

Your future is worth the fight.

What are you going to do now?

Do you have it in you to fall forward as Mr. Washington urged you to do in the clip you just watched?

Step 8

So...Go do something nice for yourself, like buy a frappuccino, download a great tune, watch a movie that makes you laugh, have dinner with friends, treat your mentor to an ice cream - anything that's upbeat and makes you feel special.

Just go do it.

Will you?

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