Personal Growth and Development
Life itself is hard sometimes and how we embrace conflict and continue toward our goals no matter the obstacle can often reveal our true character. Therapy is a place to explore our goals and dreams and to be who we want to be without judgement. I am a supportive and motivating guide on such an exciting and uncertain journey.
Personal growth is an ongoing process of understanding and developing who we are in order to achieve our fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part of our growth, maturity, success, and overall happiness. It is one of the foundations of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.
Many of our actions may already be geared toward “self-improvement”. This self-improvement, however, is mostly unconscious and for the majority of people it’s a case of pursuing “things” and “stuff” with the all-too-common assumption that when we get enough stuff, we will be happy. You don’t have to search too far to find how wrong this theory is.
As we grow on a personal level, we begin to feel more passionate about life in general. We are naturally more motivated because learning and growing can add motivation and a sense of excitement. Sometimes we assume that, when we get enough “stuff” or “things”, we will be happy. However, the pursuit of happiness can be misleading, and it is fulfillment from within that is always with us, what we carry in our heart about ourselves, others, and the world. It sounds cheesy, but I believe this to be true.
Work toward personal growth is intentional and starts with small, yet meaningful choices. Choosing to do something kind for yourself and/or someone else can open up a sense of purpose within us, provide a sense of gratitude, and a feeling of joy, all of which have a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual impact.
Personal growth and self-development are arguably some of the most important activities you can do. Rather than perceiving this as a selfish act, working on ourselves to become a better person benefits those around us, as well as those in our community and workplace. Doing for self is different from being selfish. Learning this is the first step in becoming a better us.