Timmy, “I am going to the party. Bob said that there will be alcoholic beverages there. Are you going?”
You and your best friend are at football practice talking.
You think, “Timmy said that there will be alcoholic beverages. What should I do. The pros for going is met new friends, a con is I might get into trouble. A pro for not going is I won’t get in trouble, but a con is I might disappoint my friends. A pro for saying I will go but right before, say that I can’t make it is I have little chance to get in trouble, a con is that I will disappoint my friends.”
You at football practice thinking about your options.
You think about your influences and then you call your friend, Timmy.
You, “Timmy, it is in the best interest for my health to not go to the party. It is a good choice not to go to the party because we may be kicked off the football team."
You, “My friends are an external influence and my thought process is an internal influence.”