Applying the ABC method of self management pg.38
Worksheet 1.1 Earning a college degree both personally and professionally will help me in many ways. It will prove to myself that I could do it.Earning a college degree would be a good example for my children so hopefully it will inspire them to go out and do it as well. Professionally, it would open up better opportunities at my job for advancement and give me something to fall back on if I choose to leave the job I am currently at. The obstacles I have overcome to get to where I am today have made me the person I am. I have overcome many challenges. It has been 10 years since I was last in school. I have a family and a full time job. I joined the Air Force to create a financial opportunity to go back to school. Now with that chance I am going to take full advantage of the chance given to me to make something of myself that my family can be proud of.
Apply the ABC method to one of those events.
A= I need to go to college and earn a degree to improve my life and the life of my family. B= What if its too hard? How do I find the time to get it done? I cant afford the time or the money to go back. I feel dumb sometimes and can’t think of enough to talk about and what if I can’t answer every question right? Theses assignments are too hard. I can skip just one and still pass this class. C=Going back to school is going to be hard. But, I have the support of my family. I can do anything if I put my mind to it. All I have to to is stay positive and committed to finishing school and I will succeed. I have handled many changes lately and this is just another positive change.
I used a similar thought process when I was first confronted with this obstacle. Its still pretty big but, not impossible.
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