The Four Personal Imperatives grew out of my work as a counselor trainee while working on my graduate degree. A few key issues repeatedly came up in sessions with various clients, and I found a correlation between these issues and several of the stages of psychosocial development that we all must go through. I have boiled my responses to these issues down to four essential tasks or skills that everyone should work on at some point in their life, and the sooner the better. I call these the Four Personal Imperatives.
1. Know Yourself.
Understand your internal wiring and resources in order to set your goals and reach them.
2. Be Kind to Yourself.
A compassionate view of yourself is essential for an emotionally healthy life.
3. Take Responsibility for Yourself.
Determine what you are responsible for—and let go of what you aren’t—to create clarity and build healthier relationships.
4. Dedicate Yourself to What’s Important.
Spend your time and effort on what matters most in order to find fulfillment and create a legacy.
This list will most likely evolve in the future as I continue coaching, but for now, it represents the bulk of the work I’ve done with my clients.
When you are ready to work on any of these, contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation interview.