R Take positive risks to learn or try something new, even when failure is possible.
E Set goals and explore opportunities to reach them.
M Seek and find a mentor to guide and give you positive feedback.
A Participate in activities that have meaning and purpose (e.g., volunteer in clubs, church).
R Resist thoughts of failure and instead think “Yes, I can.”
K Keep on walking your path, each day initiate at least one small action toward your goal.
A Appreciate and celebrate all successes, small and large.
B Set boundaries and let go of people or things that leave you feeling bad.
L Listen to your heart (the voice inside that encourages you).Listen to suggestions offered by people who care about you.
Y Seek organized programs for youth or community members where you can contribute to a cause that makes you feel accepted and good about yourself.
A Affirm your choice to give your best effort and express the real you.
B Believe you can move past a difficult experience and accept help from someone else.
L Live on purpose and know you can have a life where you are accepted and your gifts and strengths are valuable to others.
E Expect to fail; it happens to everyone sooner or later. Just get up, start again, and ease into your next try.
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Jackie Marquette PhD
Marquette Index, LLC.
Creator and Founder of the Marquette Strengths and Career Index
Researcher | Consultant | Speaker | 4 time veteran of adult transition (39 year son with autism)
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