Welcome to the new Navitent!

Start:Jul 26, 2021

Duration:15 Minute(s)

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

Description: The Next Step guides trekkers toward the right strategies, behaviors and attitudes to reach their dreams, outsmarting what tends to get the ... Read More


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JP NextStep


Step 1

So...here's the thing.

We could be like everyone else. We could show up once a week or once a month - for an hour or two - and give you advice to deal with your challenges. But let's face it, how likely are you to learn and grow at that rate?

And what did you actually get out of the experience? Some of you would say stale advice. Others would say disappointment or even loneliness. Very few of you would say you made a good friend. Far less would say you were inspired to do great things because of the experience.

We think dropping advice and rolling on isn't going to help you when and where you need help the most, which could be any hour of the day or night. Besides, it's the relationship that's most important.

But it has to be a relationship on your terms at this point, and we get that.

What has your experience been so far with mentoring and programs, in general?

Step 2

So how's The Next Step any different?

Well...The Next Step isn't a program. It's not a mentor you see once a week or once a month for an hour or two. It's not a counseling session. It's different. There's nothing else like it.

First of all, you get to be in the driver's seat. The Next Step is like having your own personal GPS. It's a way for you to be independent but still get the solutions you're looking for, and you learn how to build the relationships you'd like to have to head in the direction that's best for you.

If you follow our navigational steps (navitents) and do what they recommend, then bit by bit and day by day, you'll start noticing that things are changing - in a good way.

Go to the step below to get a feel for it.

Are you in?

Step 3

Let's begin with a story.

Have you heard the tale about a baby eagle who grew up with chickens?

Well the story goes that the eaglet was found alone and placed in a chicken coop where it grew up thinking it was like the other birds it was around every day.

The young eagle never realized it was one of the most majestic birds to ever take to the sky.

In fact, it never flew. The bird was never given the chance.

This magnificent creature thought it was a chicken because all the other birds in the coop were chickens. So it bent its head to the ground, ate seeds and clucked like the others.

Can you relate to any part of this?

Step 4

If that story sparked something inside of you, then you must not be a chicken.

You're an eagle.

How do you start to soar, though, if all you've known is a chicken coop?

It starts in your mind. Begin by knowing who you are and believing it to the extent that you start pursuing things that lift you in that direction.

Try this. Describe a dream you have that challenges you to aim high. You would have to give it everything you have to achieve it.

Step 5

Take a moment to imagine yourself having already accomplished your vision. To reach this milestone would make you feel like you're soaring.

Use your imagination to visualize the 'you' who has achieved something you thought was out of reach.

Select 'successful' when you have that image in your mind.

Step 6

When you saw this new 'you' how did you feel about yourself?

Step 7

So how do you make it real?

Try this. What specific action can you take now that will move you one step closer to that image of yourself?

You need to be realistic with this. Focus only on the first step for now.

Hint: Your first step should make you feel a little stretched but hopeful, knowing in your gut that you can do it if you work at it.

Step 8

Of course, the fast track is to stay with these navitents and do them on a daily basis until the new you emerges.

Schedule 'Your Triumph' from jeremiahspromise.org. You'll see it listed as the tab, 'Your Next Step'.

Do the steps each day and post to the publisher (us!) in the last open box on the page. All you have to say in the publisher's space is 'done'. We'll take it from there.

If you really want to excel, you could join a Campfire with teens and young adults much like you who are on the same journey.

As the story goes, "You can cluck with the chickens or soar like an eagle."

You're an eagle.

It's time.


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