Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday MLK!

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Character development is crucial when changing the identity of one self to become more congruent with goals, intentions, and morals. Do you know the character qualities you are missing? In order to determine some of these character qualities I want you to think of a goal, intention, or moral that you have been consciously working on. Picture the person who you look up to, kind of like a mentor. Now, ask your self this question: What would a person with more self-esteem, courage, self-discipline, compassion, gratitude, flexibility, and resourcefulness do in my situation? By asking your self this question in relation to your goal, intention, or moral, you end up with a list of character qualities to develop or improve. Now, how do you actually make improvements with your character development? One useful tool is to imagine that you are the person you look up to, your mentor, in all situations and determine how that person would respond to the situation. In turn, you will see your character development begin to change which will positively effect all areas of your life.

If you need help with character development, please don't hestiate to contact our professional counselors at 954-800-0108.

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