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Character Building Opportunity Worksheet

 

This worksheet is designed to help you see problems or “issues” as opportunities! By changing the way we think about and approach (vs. avoiding) adversity, we can learn, grow, and resolve some of the conflict in our lives. Hence, RELIEF can be achieved to some degree. But it will involve some work. So let’s get started…

1.  IDENTIFY THE ISSUE: Give it a nickname to make it sound more “user friendly” or even humorous.

 

2.  DESCRIBE YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEEELINGS ABOUT IT:

 

 3. RATE ANXIETY LEVEL (if any, with 1 as low, 10 = high)

 

1        2        3        4        5        6        7        8        9        10

 

4. ASK YOURSELF, “IS THIS SITUATION BEYOND MY CONTROL? CAN I DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT?”

 

For now, just a simple YES or NO will suffice (Circle one)

 

5. WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? Remember you cannot control others or make THEM act on it, this is only YOUR part! Ask yourself, “Is this situation MY responsibility? Did I create the problem? Is this due to the irresponsibility of another person? Sometimes the answer here is to JUST LET GO.

 

ACTION STEPS:

 

6. Now state the problem as an opportunity, “reframe” it

If you get stuck, seek counsel, your favorite spiritual resource, pray/meditate on it, or ask a trusted friend.

 

7. RATE YOUR ANXIETY LEVEL ABOUT THE “OPPORTUNITY”

 

1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9          10

 

8. DESCRIBE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT AFTER DOING THIS EXERCISE:

 

 Take some time to visualize how it is going to look and feel as you take steps to respond or let go of the situation. Imagine yourself growing stronger, more capable, and free from worry. Be empowered to do what you can and let go of what you cannot change. The Serenity Prayer is helpful. This is wisdom and “possibility thinking”

 

PROGRESS REPORT:

 

To Download Character Building Opportunity Worksheet Click Here

 

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