Identify Possibilities

Dwell in Possibilities

When faced with adversity, it is important to explore possibilities. You might tend to narrow or focus and see fewer possibilities but this knee-jerk reaction can make you feel defeated and at a loss. Exploring possibilities generates options and gives you choices of how to respond in an informed and decisive way rather than just reacting. It also helps you focus on what is possible instead of what is not.

Research suggests that building options and thinking about all that is possible can motivate people to overcome, work toward that desired future, and thus make it more likely to become a reality.

 

Ask Yourself:

  • Why may this be happening?
  • What are my options?
  • What are my resources?
  • Is there an alternative way of looking at this?

 

Resources

Career Services - Explore career opportunities and possibilities to help you find your path. 

Advising Services - Connect with someone from the advising team to identify possibilities and set academic goals for the semester and your academic career.

LiveWell Winona - Whether you are looking to explore the intellectual, spiritual, social, physical or occupational aspects of your life, the Winona community provides a variety of resources.

Winona Health Wellness Corner - Check out all the potential resources to improve your sense of wellness available through Winona Health.

SWOT Analysis - SWOT analyses are useful tools for understanding strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying opportunities and threats you face. Try one out today.

Mental Health: There's an App For That -  Maybe an app is a good way to identify ways to build resilience. Check out this interesting article.

5 Best Mind Mapping Tools - Use a Mind Map app to draw connections and identify potential in your life. 

Decision Balance Worksheet (PDF) -- Thinking through the pros and cons is one way to help make sure you have fully considered all reasons to change.

Problem Solving and Decision Making Worksheet (PDF) -- Learn how to make good decisions with this three-step guide.