Self-actualization is a term used to describe the highest level of psychological development a person can attain—our “fullest potential.” The term was coined by theorist Kurt Goldstein, though used extensively by humanistic psychologists Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. It captures the idea that with the availability of the right resources, circumstances, and introspection, we can tap fully into our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual capacities, living as our “true selves.” Strategies for attaining self-actualization differ, but most are flexible to accommodate a range of philosophical and religious worldviews.
I animated my summary of Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. On top of my personal story of growing up pretty much on my own I share how to achieve Self-Reliance and how I set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & time-bound (SMART) goals for myself.
Everything is progress Do what you say you're going to do Respect your fear This is 2 minutes of what you need to hear every day to go after what you want in life + work - from Danielle LaPorte's newest book, THE FIRE STARTER SESSIONS.
Mark Manson is an NYTimes bestselling author, blogger, and internet entrepreneur. He writes about big ideas and gives life advice that doesn’t suck. Mark Manson’s articles have been published and quoted in CNN, BBC News, Business Insider, and more.