Many readers are already familiar with Simon Sinek’s blockbuster book, Start with Why, and his excellent YouTube video about it. If you are not, Google them right now. Sinek proposes that every person and every enterprise know their why, their what, and their how.
What is my why? As I have blogged here before, my work as a psychologist is fashioned around this principle: the reason we all face so many struggles and dilemmas in life, love, and loss is so we will learn from living and grow from learning. In short, LIFE IS FOR LEARNING AND GROWING!
My what is that people can learn and grow their way into every transition and adjustment demanded of them. The right psychological concepts, insights, and skills are critical to making this possible. You could say that it is all about E-X-P! That is, many important applications of this principle are captured well by words that start with exp-.
Learning and growing involve EXPediting:
Learning and growing also involve:
How refers to accomplishing these lofty goals through our daily activities. The how for my practice consists of the various services I provide. However, each of us also needs a how for our individual life. What specific habits do we practice to keep ourselves growing? What is your how? How do you ensure that your progress toward becoming an EXPert on yourself stays EXPonential and never EXPires?
If you want help with your why, what, or how, give me a call. What Sinek began, we will complete!
“My passion is ensuring that every adult is mentally ready to succeed in all transitions that comprise the adult years. The meaning in my life comes from helping my patients see themselves, their situation, their future, and the entire world with new eyes and a newly courageous attitude.