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Study Guide Questions

1.     How do you rate your own self-esteem?
2.     Do you think your self-esteem is higher, lower, or about the same as the self-images of most of your friends?
3.     Divide your life into its various aspects (school, friends, family, church, sports or other extra-curricular activities, etc.) and determine whom you are trying hardest to please within each of these areas.
4.     List three changes in your attitude that have occurred in the past year. Analyze these changes for their causes and consequences.
5.     Consider the positive and negative people you know. Within which category do you think most people would place you?
6.     Make a list of your strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Notice the relationships between the categories and determine the ones on which you want to or need to spend more time.
7.     Make an inventory of friends and acquaintances according to such categories as: workaholic, perfectionist, negative, depressed, nervously friendly, constant victim. Examine your own tendencies in these areas.
8.     Establish long-term goals and several steps of intermediate short-term goals that will help you to reach the ultimate goal.
9.     Make a list of things that interest you, or which you would like to know more about, but which do not interest any of your friends. Research to find groups of people, within your community or nationwide, who share these interests.
10.     Start a personal journal and devote a set time each day for logging important happenings. Review each week’s events.
11.     Learn to recognize negative thoughts when they occur and practice rephrasing them in a more positive manner, or try to look at a situation from a different perspective to see a more positive side to it.
12.     Visualize success.
13.     Evaluate your progress toward all of your goals.
14.     Expect success, so that you will be ready for it when it arrives.
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