Conventional wisdom teaches us that, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Goal-Achieving Psychotherapy disagrees with that statement on more than just grammatical grounds.
Every day we see examples of individuals fixing or improving upon something about themselves that is already functioning pretty well.
Talented musicians and artists continue to take classes. College professors who are internationally known authorities on their subjects keep studying to see if they can add to their knowledge. Healthy people continue to make sound food choices as well as working out regularly.
Each of the instances (and many more could be cited) represents an effort at fixing something that isn’t broken.
The maturation of Positive Psychology as a discipline has caused us to not concentrate on simply repairing things but rather on thriving and flourishing. An integral part of the flourishing process involves setting and achieving goals.
If you are not working toward personal goals, you are staying stuck. While staying stuck is better than staying broken, it is not as good as flourishing.
Take time to reflect on your own situation. What goals are you setting to make yourself a physically and emotionally healthier person? What are you doing to engage others and share yourself with them? What are you doing to fix those parts of you that aren’t broken?