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B. unconscious minds
Leverrier predicted that an invisible planet was pulling the planet Uranus off its predicted course around the sun. Likewise, human beings are pulled off course by the invisible forces of their

A. conscious minds
B. unconscious minds
C. Inner Guide
TRUE
Many people sabotage their goals and dreams by unconsciously choosing actions, thoughts, and/or emotions that get them off course from their goals and dreams. TRUE/FALSE
FALSE
When Creators are off course, they tend to deny it, make excuses, blame others, or give up. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
One characteristic of Creators is that they are able to recognize and acknowledge when they are off course. TRUE/FALSE
FALSE
The story of Jerome, the accounting student, illustrates that once a person has a clear goal he will not get off course. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
Diana, the student in a writing course, had a script from her childhood that said her brain didn't work well. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
When our core beliefs about ourselves, about other people, or about the world are inaccurate, they can sabotage our success. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
Diana's core beliefs about her inability to think caused her to hear what she expected to hear rather than what her teacher actually said. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
Human beings can revise their limiting beliefs and change their self-defeating habit patterns.
beliefs
The parts of our scripts that are available to our conscious minds are our patterns of self-defeating actions, thoughts, and emotions. By revising these three patterns we can help revise our limiting core ______.
TRUE
According to psychologist Virginia Stir, we are all living by rules, though we may not be aware if them. TRUE/FALSE
FALSE
All of the unconscious rules that we live by need to be revised. TRUE/FALSE
B. Seek help from tutors
The author of On Course has polled thousands of college instructors who identify three behaviors that their most successful students do consistently. Which of the following is NOT one of these top three behaviors of successful students (though it may be a good rule nonetheless)?
A. Attend every class from beginning to end
B. Seek help from tutors
C. Do their best work on all assignments
D. Participate actively in class
FALSE
At Baltimore City Community Class, a study found that, on average, the more classes that students missed, the higher their grades were, especially in introductory courses. TRUE/FALSE
Value
A personal rule is your conscious intention. You may need to break one of your rules if something of a higher ______ conflicts with it.
TRUE
To excel as a learner, create as many strong neural networks (connections) in your brain as possible. TRUE/FALSE
A) participate actively in
In order in to create strong neural networks (connections) in your brain, you've got to ______ the learning process.
A) participate actively in
B) read about
C) remember
D) listen to a lecture about
FALSE
Brain research reveals that when you can connect what you are learning now to previously stored information (e.g., already formed neural networks), you learn the information or skill more slowly and less deeply. TRUE/FALSE
D) frequent sessions distributed over time using a variety of deep processing strategies
The human brain learns best when learning efforts are done in...
A) one long marathon session using one method of deep processing
B) frequent sessions distributed over time using one method of deep processing
C) one long marathon session using a variety of deep processing strategies
D) frequent sessions distributed over time using a variety of deep processing strategies
TRUE
When struggling students study a subject for many hours but don't learn the subject well, it is likely they weren't using deep processing techniques. TRUE/FALSE
feedback
A low grade on a math test provides _______ from your instructor that you are off course in that class.
feedback
Runaway credit card debt is ______ from the University of Life that you are off course in handling your finances.
TRUE
In order to make a course correction, one must have the courage to change. TRUE/FALSE
learning
Change does not always improve the quality of our life, but change always provides an opportunity for ______.
TRUE
Any areas of discomfort or distress in our lives are red flags warning us that we are off course. TRUE/FALSE
how
If self-confidence is the result of what I do, then self-respect is the result of _____ I do it.
TRUE
Once we have a foundation of personal values, we create integrity by choosing words and actions consistent with those values. TRUE/FALSE
FALSE
Each time you make a choice that goes against your own values, you make a deposit in your self respect account. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
When you break a promise (especially to yourself), you make a withdrawal from your self-respect account. TRUE/FALSE
A. Make your agreements unconsciously
Which of the following does not help to keep commitments?
A. Make your agreements unconsciously
B. Make your agreements important-write them down
C. Create a plan; then do everything in your power to carry it out!
D. If a problem arises or you change your mind, renegotiate
FALSE
Having mental intelligence (a high IQ) is all one needs to create great success in college and in life. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
In an experiment during the 1960s, young children were divided into two groups on their ability (or lack of ability) to postpone the immediate gratification of eating one marshmallow in order to get two marshmallows later. Years later the group that was able to postpone gratification scored, on average, 210 points higher on their SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) than did the group that chose immediate gratification. TRUE/FALSE
B. Emotional Self-Management (Managing strong feelings)
Writing a term paper instead of attending a party that you'd love to go to is an example of...
A. Emotional Self-Awareness (Knowing your feelings in the moment)
B. Emotional Self-Management ( Managing strong feelings)
C. Social Awareness (Empathizing accurately with other people's emotions)
D. Relationship Management (Handling emotions in relationship with skill and harmony)
D. Relationship Management (Handling emotions in relationship with skill and harmony)
Resisting saying something that might publicly embarrass someone is an example of...
A. Emotional Self-Awareness (Knowing your feelings in the moment)
B. Emotional Self-Management ( Managing strong feelings)
C. Social Awareness (Empathizing accurately with other people's emotions)
D. Relationship Management (Handling emotions in relationship with skill and harmony)
C. Social Awareness (Empathizing accurately with other people's emotions)
Perceiving when someone else is experiencing sadness or anxiety is an example of...
A. Emotional Self-Awareness (Knowing your feelings in the moment)
B. Emotional Self-Management ( Managing strong feelings)
C. Social Awareness (Empathizing accurately with other people's emotions)
D. Relationship Management (Handling emotions in relationship with skill and harmony)
TRUE
Creators accept responsibility not only for the results they create in their outer world but also for the emotions they experience in their inner world. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
When stress persists, stress hormones (cortisol and epinephrine) remain active in our system, damaging almost every part of their body. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
To reduce stress of any kind, you can choose new behaviors and/or new thoughts. TRUE/FALSE
A. Next Actions List
Overwhelm is probably the most common stressor for college students. To begin reducing overwhelm, you can use the following self-management tool to list and prioritize everything you need to do in each of your life roles (then you can begin doing the high priority tasks one by one):
A. Next Actions List
B. Tracking Form
C. 32-Day Commitment
D. Calender
FALSE
High stress has a positive impact on memory and other mental skills such as creativity, concentration and attention to details. TRUE/FALSE
C. Boredom
When our perceived skill level is high and our perceived challenge level is low, our inner experience is one of...
A. Anxiety
B. Flow
C. Boredom
D. None of the above
A. Anxiety
When our perceived skill level is low and our perceived challenge level is high, our inner experience is one of _____.
A. Anxiety
B. Flow
C. Boredom
D. None of the above
B. Flow
When our perceived skill level and our perceived challenge level are about the same, our inner experience is one of ________.
A. Anxiety
B. Flow
C. Boredom
D. None of the above
D. on their jobs
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi found that typical working Americans experience the most flow_____
A. while watching television
B. over the weekend
C. away on vacations
D. on their jobs
TRUE
Each time you create Flow by testing your present skills against a new challenge, your skills improve. Thus, over time, by creating Flow again and again, your skills continue to get better. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
Self-love is the core belief that I AM LOVABLE.
TRUE/FALSE
FALSE
The way to develop self-love is through achieving bigger and better accomplishments. TRUE/FALSE
TRUE
Now that we are adults, we are responsible for continuing (or beginning) our own nurturing. TRUE/FALSE
C. Physically
Exercising, eating healthy foods, and avoiding dangerous drugs are ways to nurture ourselves...
A. Mentally
B. Emotionally
C. Physically
TRUE
Compassion for yourself is an emotional antidote for toxic self-judgements. TRUE/FALSE