The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition

The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition

by Kevin FitzMaurice

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Overview

This book describes maturity in understandable and practical terms. If you want to know what it means to be mature, this book is for you. If you want to know how to live a mature life, this book is for you. If you want to grow up or know what it means to grow up, this book is for you.

With all our means of communication and education, how is it possible that many fundamental concepts and principles continue to remain a secret or a mystery to most people? What kind of educational system can call itself �education� and fail to discuss and explore fundamental human qualities like maturity?

The research for this book uncovered a myriad of different ways of approaching the same basic answer for the secret of maturity: Maturity is responsibility. Most of the answers to �What is maturity?� come from either psychology or philosophy. The answers are listed or briefly described throughout the text, but it is your job to decide what to do with all the answers. So be responsible for how you assimilate the answers and put them into practice.

Quite a few of the paragraphs in this book summarize concepts that are expounded in entire volumes elsewhere. Since this book is so condensed, it will be most effective after it has been read and studied many times.

Might we suggest that you first pursue those concepts that strike you as personally relevant? That will do you the most good today, because those concepts will be emotionally valuable to you. Read the suggested references to those concepts, and locate other related works at the library or through Internet searches.

If you learn and apply the lessons contained in this book, results are guaranteed. Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she is in better health, because he or she can handle stress better. Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she has a better love life, because he or she can handle interpersonal relationships and communication better. Anyone who learns to live maturely will find that he or she has a better career or work experience, because he or she can better handle challenges, stressors, conflicts, work politics, and work pressures.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

�Philippians 4:8, KJV

FitzMaurice�s works also offer eight different approaches for you to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

In Attitude Is All You Need!, discover methods to sort out which attitudes are working for you and which attitudes are working against you. Also learn how to increase your productive attitudes and to decrease your unproductive attitudes, to free yourself from the negative influence of detrimental attitudes.
In Breathe, discover methods for congruence, self-relaxation, self-calming, and self-centering. The methods� positive effects come almost instantaneously with practice. You can lower your stress and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health now.
In Garden, discover methods for sorting out which thoughts work for you and which thoughts work against you. Also learn how to increase your productive thoughts and to decrease your unproductive thoughts, to free yourself from the negative influence of detrimental thoughts.
In Not, learn how to save yourself from the number one mistake that underlies failure. Also learn how to be a more effective parent, coach, and leader by learning to encourage, inspire, and motivate more powerfully.
In Garbage Rules, be confronted with your reliance on mental garbage and the resulting garbage that reliance brings into your life. Be motivated to switch to healthier and happier thinking and feeling styles.
In the seven books Something For Nothing, Anything Goes, Acid Test, 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2003�4, 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2005, 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2006, and 3D: Daily Dose of Discernment: 2007, find sayings and aphorisms on many topics that you can use for introspection, contemplation, and meditation.
In Ego, discover proven methods you can use to reduce your devotion to and dependence on ego. The less ego you have, the more passionate and productive your life will be. Reducing ego also teaches you how to be free, happy, and more creative.
In The Secret of Maturity, Third Edition, discover what it means to be mature and how to live a mature life. Also learn many practical and helpful emotional skills to improve your health, happiness, prosperity, resiliency, and relationships.
Experiment until you find the self-help approach or two that works best for you. Worry not if your chosen approaches are the best for anyone else.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015873979
Publisher: FitzMaurice Publishers
Publication date: 11/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Be it as a person�s counselor or as a founding member of facilities for the homeless, Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S., NCC, CCMHC, LPC, seeks to make others� lives better by helping others improve how they function. As a volunteer, he supports community services to improve others� living conditions. As a counselor, he �counsels� in the traditional sense: advising, directing, and nudging�or pushing�others into facing and resolving their issues.

Mr. FitzMaurice has a variety of formal and advanced training in counseling, which includes Addictions Counseling, Family Therapy, advanced Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and over 1200 hours of diverse training for continuing education units (CEUs). To make the best use of that extensive training, he takes an integrative approach, grounding himself in cognitive psychotherapy and using the other theories to build upon that one core theory, rather than focusing on multiple theories and mastering none of them.

After more than twenty years in counseling, Mr. FitzMaurice has worked four years in the substance abuse field, directed two community mental health programs, and spent fourteen years counseling in private practice. In that time, he has refined many principles for and methods of counseling. He now puts those principles and methods into book form to share them with a wider audience, so more people can benefit than he can reach in person. Currently, he has more than twenty books written, most of which are available worldwide as e-books from many publishers and internet e-book websites.

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