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understanding and changing yourself Value judgments can be made med on an analysis of your actions,thoughts and feelings. For this purpose. you can classify your actions in one of two ways productive ornon productive.Productive actions support the achievement of your goals.Non - productive actions do the opposite they interfere with or work against the achievement of yourgoals Similarly; you can classify your thoughts as either positive or negative.
Positive thoughts result in your choosing productive actions.Negative thoughts result in your choosing non - productive actionsFinally, our feelings can be classified as ether positive or negativePositive feelings produce positive thoughts, which in turn lead to productive actionsNegative feelings produce negative thoughts, which lead to nonproductive actionsTo give you just one example of how our feelings can affect our thoughts and actions, read the followingstory about " Jane R. "Jane R. gets terrible feelings of anxiety when she has to speak in public. She has thoughts like, " I'm alousy speaker. " Before she speaks, she gets so nervous that she does a poor job.Out of desperation, she goes for counseling. During therapy, she recalls that in elementary school she wascriticized by her teacher when called on to read aloud to the class. This experience left her traumatized,In therapy she realizes that it was okay for a third - grader to make a mistake when read ing aloud. Shealso realizes that her teacher wasn't intentionally trying to harm her. As a result, she is able to forgiveherself and her teacher. By diffusing the negative feelings, she begins to think, " Maybe I can do a goodjob of speaking in public. "BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AS A PROCESS FOR CHANGEIf you begin to choose productive actions in support of a personal goal, and if you work to changenegative thoughts to positive ones in support of those actions, in time you will feel more positive aboutyourself and about your life.As illustrated in the Student Success Model achieving your goal of graduating in engineering willPRODUCTIVE likely require that you change your actions from non productive to productive ones, yourthoughts from negative to positive, and your feelings from negative to positive. Through these changesyou will grow and develop as a student.
MAKING BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION WORK FOR YOU: THREE STEPS TO ACHIEVECHANGEBy knowledge, we mean: You know what to do.Actually, you will find that change is not so easy. Changing your behavior requires you to successfullynavigate three steps, each of which can present significant barriers to changeNew Knowledge Is No GuaranteeA prime example of how new knowledge does not always produce change is smoking cigarettes. When Iwas growing up, people simply did not know that smoking caused cancer. Today, no one can denyknowing that it does. The relationship between smoking and lung cancer is an example of a newknowledge base. However, many people still smoke. They failed to change because they did not make a

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