My Purpose For Social Work

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My Purpose My family system has a tremendous influence on my decision of becoming a social worker. My family has carried great pride in their ability to help others in need. My parents always taught me that the greatest gift you have is the capacity to help others. They have set phenomenal standards for my brother and I to follow. I am a strong believer that everyone has a calling and purpose in life. My purpose in life is to help the less fortunate and individuals in need. I will provide the hope that people need, the resource, and guidance in their difficult moments. I want to improve and make a difference in our society's quality of life. There is no grader gratification for me, then knowing you’re responsible for a person’s happiness.…show more content…
I am kind, caring, non-judgmental and open-minded. It’s important to have these characteristics in order to empathize with your clients. I will encounter a variety of situations that will required me to be open-minded to understand. You can’t exhibit any signs of judgmental thoughts when you’re working with clients. Just because sometimes you might not agree with a person decision, doesn’t entitle you to treat them poorly. I respect and admire the diversity of values, heritages, and customs there is in social work. As a military wife, I have the opportunity to travel the world. Traveling provides me with the knowledge of different culture and their norms. It’s an honored to make friends, and learn different cultures from everyone I meet. I find joy in being able to build new relationships outside of my own culture. As a social worker, I will have the advantage that I’ve learned and work with different cultures. I look at everyone for what we are, humans. All humans deserve respect and the same equal opportunities no matter of their heritages, values, and customs. It’s critical to have respect for everyone, especially when working within different cultures. As a social worker, you need to be fair and impartial with your…show more content…
My biggest obstacle was my fear, I allowed it to get in the way of my goals and dreams. I was afraid of disappointing my family and myself with failure. The true failure would be not facing my fears and not going after my dreams. There is quote that says” The tragedy of life is not death, but what we allow to die inside of us while we live”. I enjoy this quote because it encourages me to go after what I believe in. I used to carry my fear so loyally that I didn’t allow myself to live. I was just complaisant with my life; I didn’t dare to challenge myself. I was constantly building roadblocks and excuses as to why I shouldn’t pursue my dreams. I am still challenging myself every day to reach my full potential. As I overcome my fears by challenging myself, I am a step closer to my dreams. I told myself it was time to be a leader and not a follower. Leaders are those who develop the ability to inspire and influence others. I will be the leader in my life and to others, in the absences of guidance. I made the decision to start school again and find the resources I need to accomplish my dreams. Fear is a choice. I will not find contentment until I am a successful social
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