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Start:Jul 04, 2020

Duration:15 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

Read the following quotes and think about how they may relate to you.

* “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

* “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

* “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou

* “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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Step 2

Did any of these quotes jump out at you? If so, which one(s) and why?

If not, is there a quote you often recite to yourself to keep your hopes up? If so, what is it?

Step 3

Describe one instance where you benefited from going through something hard.

Step 4

How does it make you feel when you do something that had seemed impossible at first?

Step 5

Some difficulties are just not okay. If it was something that caused pain or suffering, then they were not okay.

At the same time, could you have become the person you are without having gone through it?

Step 6

What does that thought do for your confidence?

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