When we talk about the self, we are talking about you, who you are, what you think and how you feel as you move through the world. Optimum wellness(health) is feeling and being your best self. We are all unique and have our own set of values, beliefs, goals, strengths and stretches. How we see the world, how we respond to the world and the decisions we make are all influenced by these variables Personal growth is the process of becoming self-aware as self-awareness is the first step towards self-management.