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Self Development Articles: Saturday Review 05/21/16

This is the week’s final article in the series of summaries of self development articles. You can view all the previous summaries in the series by clicking on this category link.

Self Development Articles: Saturday Review

it’s  Saturday,once more! I  will take my usual glance back at the week with a fresh but brief overview of those summaries.  It will be so brief that I will often confine it to picking the “quote of the week.” The Saturday review will also feature a story that illustrates the benefits of self improvement. That story may come from within these pages or somewhere else out there in this wide world of ours.

And, I will pick an inspirational quote for the week starting with the one below.

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On with the show!

Quote of the Week

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That quote is taken from Eileen Burns’ article. She deals with creating health boundaries for highly sensitive people. I think these words ought to be at the cornerstone of any quest for self improvement.

Happy Moment of the Week

That has to be a photo that recently went viral on Facebook features Officer James Hurst of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Georgia, holding a child at a hospital.

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Huff Post reported that the boy had been found without adult supervision and taken to the facility, where the child became upset during a medical examination. So the officer made sure the boy would feel safe.

“I just knew this child needed somebody to be there for him,” Hurst said of his compassionate act, according to a release from the Department. “It was just human instinct — humanity.”

The 16-month-old child was wandering around outside when residents spotted him. Hurst, who was dispatched as a backup, escorted the toddler to the hospital, the press release noted. While there, the father of two saw that the child was sobbing. So he took matters into his own hands.

“I asked the hospital staff if I can hold him to comfort him and soothe him a little bit to try to calm him down, to continue getting medical care and they said that was fine,” he told WSAV.

Within minutes, the boy fell asleep in Hurst’s arms. The officer stayed with the toddler for about two hours.

Though the deed has been widely praised, Hurst mentioned in the release that his actions simply exhibit another side of police work.

“This job is so much more than catching bad guys,” the officer said. “We do what we need to do for the citizens. All the officers I work with … would do the exact same thing.”

As for the child, he’s safe and in good condition, according to the press release. The case is now in the hands of state social service authorities with the Georgia Department of Family & Children’s Services.

See you Monday and have a great weekend.

Featured Image: Courtesy of the U.S. Army

This is a further post in what has become a series about self development. The idea is that I take an article or perhaps a video or an infographic and summarize what it really means.  I have always been a believer in self development even before it became trendy!

Shucks I even write about self development in my About page! And if you need to know more then please check out my Personal Development page. Self development? Personal Development? C’est la même chose!

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Formal Education vs Self Development

Indeed, I am a great believer in self development. Formal education can only teach you so much. The rest is up to you. Learning is within the capacity of all. We do it as soon as we leave the womb and it should be a continuous process. You are never too old to learn.

Through my passage in life, I feel qualified to pass on my wisdom about self development. I feel so strongly about it that I intend to eventually offer one to one consultations to help anyone who is prepared to listen. Listening and learning are the easy bits. You as an individual have to implement those lessons. No one can do it except you!

You can be the most intelligent person on earth but without self- awareness and self development then you run the risk of stagnating. Even worse, you could go backwards.

Sometimes though it can be a case of a specific problem holding a person back. For example, some people suffer terribly from shyness or social anxiety. If that applies to you  click here and read on.

Feedback is always welcome.

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