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Start:May 17, 2022

Duration:10 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to outsmart emotions that result in painful outcomes (Blind Spots).

Description: 'Blind Spots' takes trekkers through specific steps to help outsmart tendencies toward friends and loved ones that are hurtful.

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Summary:

Step 1

Hola! Let's start off with a video.

Go to the video icon above and watch Nick Vujicic and the real-life challenges he's faced since birth.

Select 'successful' when you're finished.

Step 2

Nick figured out how to do more with less - literally. This guy doesn’t let anything take away his optimism.

Take a moment and list everything and everyone you enjoy.

Step 3

When you can connect to those people and things that make you happy, you're also connecting to your intrinsic value - the real you.

Girls, you are smart and beautiful. Really!

Guys, you da man! You have what it takes. Seriously.

Imagine how you'd approach life day today as someone who understands their intrinsic value. Get a mental image of that person - the real you.

Describe this person and note how this view of yourself is different from the way you typically see yourself.

Step 4

If you stay connected to the image you had of your intrinsic value, then what activities would change?

What would you do more of or less of?

Step 5

Let's keep going with this. As the you that you imagined, what would be different about your friendships?

Would you have the same friends or different ones?

Would you treat them differently?

How would you let them treat you?

Step 6

When you realize you have tremendous value simply because you are you, then you'll approach life with strength and confidence, refusing to allow anyone to steal the joy that comes from appreciating who you are and what you have to offer the world.

On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you say you are now in relation to understanding your value with (1)being not at all and (10) being certain?

Step 7

What one act can you do today that would make you see yourself in a more hopeful light?

Step 8

Go do it.

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