Inspiration from Maslow
"It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement." This is one of my favorite quotes by psychologist, Abraham Maslow. I like it because it inspires and encourages me. Whenever I meet anyone who is unsure about what they want to do with their lives, I share this quote with them.
In the past I have been jealous of people who seem to know what they want in life. While I always have felt I was busy doing things for others, on my way to when I would be ready to do what I want to do. Perhaps I've always gotten it wrong in my mind. Have I not been present enough to understand I've been doing exactly what I've been meant to do all along without realizing it? This brings to mind another great Maslow quote, "The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."
I recently made a big change in my working life, and am now feeling present enough to realize that things are exactly as they should be. The greatest thing about being a professional counselor in the state of Michigan right now is that there are many choices and opportunities for our profession. The only thing stopping us is not being aware of it.
Cindy S. Goldman, MEd, LPC, NCC
MMHCA Member at Large