2.) Write a list of three or more criticism your Inner Critic (IC) might level against you as a result of
this situation. Have your Inner Guide (IG) dispute each one immediately. Review the four
methods of disputing described on page 52. You only need to use one of them for each criticism. For
IC: You failed that math test because you’re terrible in math.
IG: It’s true I failed the math test, but I’ll study harder next time and do better. This was only the first test, and I
now know what to expect next time.
3.) Write a list of three or more criticisms your Inner Defender (ID) might level against someone
else or life as a result of this situation. Have your Inner Guide (IG) dispute each one
immediately. Again, use one of the four methods for disputing. For example,
ID: You failed that math test because you’ve got the worse math instructor on campus.
IG: I have trouble understanding my math instructor, so I’m going to make an appointment to talk with him in
private. John really liked him last semester, so I bet I’ll like him, too, if I give him a chance
6.) Write three paragraphs one for each of the three qualities in your affirmation. In each of these
paragraphs, write about a specific experience when you displayed your desired quality. For example, if one
of your desired qualities is persistence, tell a story about a time in your life when you were persistent
(even a little bit!). Write a story like a scene from a book, with enough specific details that readers will feel
as though they are seeing what you experienced. Your paragraph might begin, The first quality from my
affirmation is… A specific experience in my life when I demonstrated that quality was….