This is a simple yet powerful exercise that helps delegates discover something positive in every experience. The structure of the exercise is actually quite simple yet the power resides in asking a simple question that leads to positive thinking as opposed to asking questions that lead to self-blame and reduction of self-esteem.
Identify positive outcomes from a negative experience.
Explaining the Exercise: 2 minutes
Activity: (5 min sharing negative + 5 min sharing positive) * 2 rounds = 20 minutes
Group Feedback: 10 minutes
How easy was it to come up with the positive outcomes? Were you surprised to identify these positive outcomes? How do you feel about your negative experience now?
If you did, then please help others benefit from this too:
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