When I was an intern, I met a fellow intern named “T.” He was wise, honest, and he was a recovering sex addict. He ran men’s sex addiction groups and I could tell he really enjoyed the work. Week in and week out, he would show up for the groups, helping other men join him in the long term recovery journey. Not only did he diligently collect the 3000 hours necessary to qualify for the licensing exam, but he also flew to other parts of the country to receive training for sex addiction therapy certification.
One day, T was diagnosed with cancer. I wouldn’t have blamed him if he were to put his work and his studying on hold, maybe even permanently, to focus on his health. But he didn’t. He received cancer treatment, and still studied and still worked, and still invested in the men he wanted to help. And then he died.
When I thought about what to name my counseling practice, my mind found its way back to T. What would his legacy have been if he stayed in his addiction and just gave up? What was his new legacy at the end of it all? When I think of T, I think of a man who looked his weaknesses square in the eye, and invested in himself to become the man he wanted to be. Not only this, he leveraged his life experience to become a healer for others.
What about you? Is there an area of your life that you want to transform? These are the areas I specialize in:
What do you want your new legacy to be? My name is Roy Kim. Contact me today and let’s get started on it.