Achievement: Overcoming Impediments To Change Your Life
Chris Friesen, Ph.D., C.Psych., originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and now located in the Niagara Region. Dr. Friesen is a psychologist repeatedly fascinated by what variables help people reach achievement goals to successfully reach their deepest objectives. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist, and now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers - such as practitioners, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers - achieve their personal and professional potential.
"I am now in the high average range with regard to the personality dimension of Negative Emotions (aka Neuroticism). When I was a child and teenager my standing on this trait was higher. During early adolescence, I was anxious and had low self-efficacy, especially with regard to schooling. I was on the verge of flunking out.
Fortunately, I discovered competitive sports (primarily hockey, serving as a goalie) which served as my focus and revival activities. I also discovered self-help books (e.g., Scott Peck, Tony Robbins, and Stephen Covey) and biographies (e.g., of Arthur Ashe and Christopher Reeves). I realized that a career as a professional hockey player was not in the cards for me and belatedly discovered I could apply the achievement lessons I learned to excel in hockey in addition to what I learned from reading self-help books and biographies, directly into my study activities.
I turned things around and went from the worst student in my junior high and early high school days to obtaining the highest GPA of all psychology majors when I graduated with my psychology undergraduate degree."
Dr. Friesen Achievement Reports: Dealing With Your Future - Here at CBJ/119
Your first step: know these Big 5 Personality Dimensions [spp-timestamp time="6:00"]
What is your Core Personality [spp-timestamp time="8:58"]
Addressing the resistance to change [spp-timestamp time="12:15"]
Values, goals and acceptance/commitment therapy - examples [spp-timestamp time="13:41"]
Achievement imagery and planning with Woop ↓ [spp-timestamp time="18:37"]
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