Self Awareness Is having a clear perception of your personality, including strenghts, weakness, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.
Are you off course? Three steps to help you get back on track towards your goals. IDENTIFY 1.What habits do I have that will sabotage my success? 2.What beliefs do I have that get me off course? 3.How can I consistently make wise choices?
Unconscious Forces Amygdala is deep in the middle of the brain; storing emotionally charged unconscious memories. Our brain unconsciously relates past experiences with new experiences causing bad choices.
Other Terms for Unconscious Forces Unconscious Inner Forces Ego Defenses Conditioned Responses Programs Mental Tapes Blind Spots Schemas Life-Traps *The best way to describe unconscious internal forces is associating it to theater. A script tells an actor what words, actions, and emotions to perform onstage.
How We Wrote Our Scripts It is unknown exactly how our life scripts were written but there are 3 reasonable explanations. 1.How others responded to us as children. 2. What significant adults in our lives said to us through… -attributions- tell us how we “are” or “should be” -Injunctions- what we are not 3.Observing behavior of important adults in our lives. In some circumstances; our environment as children set us up to write self-defeating unconscious scripts
Rewriting Scripts Identify Self-defeating patterns of thought, emotion and behavior Discover and revise core beliefs Get Back On Course!!
RULE 1: Show up Commit attending to class everyday 90% of success is showing up Absences goes up and grades down
Rule 1: SHOW UP Commit attending every class 90% of success is showing up Absences goes up and grades goes down
RULE 2 Commit doing your best work on all assignments and turning them in on time Try not to write sloppy even when you are applying for a job Neatness and doing your best will propel you to success in all you do
Rule 3: Participate Actively Come to class prepare Take notes Read ahead Ask and answer questions
If you don't like these rules, create or WRITE YOUR OWN RULES Write new rules that will support you in achieving greater victories Have rules that will help you achieve your desired outcomes and experiences in college and life Once you follow your rules, they become habits DON'T LET FEW OBSTACLES BLOCK THE PATH OF YOUR SUCCESS!
CORE Learning System Collect- collect & accurate information Organize- study materials Rehearse- test material with a study schedule Evaluate- understanding of material
Test-Smart Plan GOAL Earn as many points as possible Answer easy questions first. Spend time according to the value of points of the questions.
Tips To Test Successfully True/False- Unconditional Word: False Conditional Word: True Pure Guess: Choose True Multiple Choice- Read carefully Cross out obvious incorrect answers If two or more answers are correct choose “Above All” Fill-In-The-Blank- Always write something Does it work grammatically and make sense Short-Answer & Essay- Underline guide word and topic (ex. Describe advantages of test-smart plan) Support details with evidence, explanation and experiences End with a wrap-up sentence Proofread