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Enter a belief, thought, story or a judgment on the line below and then question it in writing using the following questions and turnaround .
1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or No)
3. How do you react when you believe that thought? What happens? (How do you treat yourself and others when you believe that thought?)
4. Who would you be without that thought? (How would you live life differently if you didn’t believe that thought?)
Then turn the thought around. _________________________________________________________________ (Is that as true or truer?)
For each turnaround, find three genuine examples of how the turnaround is true in your life. This is not about blaming yourself or feeling guilty. It’s about discovering alternatives that can bring you peace.
When we do The Work, we free ourselves from the effects of believing stressful thoughts such as “I’m not good enough,” “He doesn’t love me,” “She doesn’t under- stand me,” “I’m too fat,” “I need more money,” and “Something terrible is going to happen.” We can turn our stress, frustration, and anger into a freedom that we never dreamed possible.