The Goal: To think about how some things that once felt challenging can become less difficult as we age and learn, and to apply this awareness when facing new challenges.
Indigo Indicators: Internal: Self Direction, Resiliency
CASEL Competencies: Self Management
Ramp Behavior Standard: B-LS 9 Gather evidence and consider multiple perspectives to make informed decisions
- Notebook paper
- Something to write with
As we age, we may notice that things that were especially challenging a year ago or even a few months ago start to feel easier to handle.
Step 1: Envision 3 doors in front of you. Behind each door is a challenge or roadblock in the way of you reaching a goal. Which door will you open? — In other words, which challenge are you ready to face?
Step 2: Write out which door you chose to open and what roadblock or challenge lay behind it. In a paragraph, explain why you opened this door in comparison to the other doors. In what ways do you feel more “ready” to face this challenge now?
Step 3: What would be the first step you took in addressing this challenge?
Step 4: How can addressing this door NOW help you in preparing for your future?