Growing Pains – The Practical Side

Most people, I believe, want to become better—at their jobs, at home as husbands, wives and partners, at friendship, even at communicating. We want to make more and more good choices every day so that we can grow personally and professionally. And yet, we are creatures of habit, often making the same choices over and over again without much thought. Nonetheless, we are faced with thousands of choices each day and what we choose affects us and the people around us.
So how do we grow mentally and emotionally, personally and professionally? The first step is realizing that you want a life change. The second step involves understanding what you are doing or not doing that is blocking that change. And the final step is identifying and making choices that will lead to your desired goal.
While the process does not sound all that difficult, it does take some work. You have to be mindful about what is going on in your daily life, intentional about your choices and steadfast in your resolve to stick with the process until your goal is achieved. Nevertheless, even though personal growth requires some effort, the payoff is exceptional. Few things are more satisfying in life than achieving a goal you have set and worked hard to realize.
If you are in need of a life change a licensed mental health counselor or certified life coach can provide you with the support you need. Counselors and coaches work with people seeking all kinds of life changes. For a more detailed description of the difference between a counselor and life coach, and the types of expertise they offer, please see the “coaching” and various “therapy” tabs listed on our website. Then call Life Enhancement Counseling Services today at 407-443-8862 to make an appointment with a licensed mental health counselor or certified life coach.


Yolanda Brailey