THE BEST ME
lesson 1: focus on what I can control
who is driving your bus?
- 1understanding that are some things that you can control in your life and some things that you can't control
- 2making sure that you focus your attention and effort only on the things that YOU can control
You failed a maths exam... choose what to THINK:
Hmmm. You will probably fail the resit and quite a few exams with this kind of thinking.
This is the kind of thinking that will give you the best chance of success. You are looking for solutions and being positive.
With this kind of thinking you will almost certainly fail the resit- you might not even bother revising very hard if at all.
Your best friend is not speaking to you... choose what to DO:
You will probably have to become a Monk and live in the mountains somewhere!
There is a good chance that you can resolve the issue and become friends again.
School might be a bit awkward... at least for a while!
You friend cheats on a test... choose what to SAY:
You might well lose your friend, they will certainly be in trouble.
You feel bad because it's not fair on everyone who studied hard if your friend gets a good mark.
This might be an awkward situation, but your friend knows where you stand.
it's your choice
THINK / DO / SAY next.
Which is why we are going to focus on your decisions in the next lesson.