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

Start:Nov 09, 2019

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

So this is where it all begins.

This series of steps over the next 21 days can show you how to move closer to the "so much more" that we discussed earlier in "Dawn of a New Day".

This may be the single most important thing you can do for yourself and your future.

Give this effort all you've got. It takes time but trust the process.

Will you commit to this system of guidance for the next 21 days?

Step 2

Go to the video icon above and watch the 'Butterfly Circus' to see what we're talking about.

It's about 20 minutes long, so sit back and enjoy the story. It's worth it!

Tell us what you thought about it when you've finished watching.

Step 3

What are your thoughts about the video?

Step 4

Did you pick up on the difference maker in the story?

You see, it only takes a small shift in your thinking to begin turning your hardest struggles into your greatest triumph.

Think about the character, Will, who seemed to have more going against him than for him.

But the Circus Ringleader thought differently. He told Will, "If you could only see the beauty that can come from the ashes."

He pointed out that Will had the advantage over the others because "the greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph."

How much do you agree with this?

Step 5

As you go through these steps, keep in mind that it's not about what happened. It's about what you do next.

Use your imagination to describe what your glorious triumph might look like. Don't hold back!

Step 6

Here's the deal about our "GPS": the guidance you're doing now runs for 21 days without breaks for weekends or holidays. Yeah we know we said that before, but it's important, so we're repeating it.

If, at any time, you post to Publisher, check your day plan for responses.

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Will you commit to show up each day, do the steps, and be honest with your answers?

Step 7

See you tomorrow!

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