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self-actualization

the realization of personal potential. The term is associated with MASLOW's (1954) hierarchy of needs, where it is at the peak, only being achievable, according to his theory, if all other biological and social needs have been met. It is used more generally within the HUMANISTIC MOVEMENT to which the concepts of SELF and personal growth are central.
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While dream projections are important throughout the stages of life, during midlife they offer the templates and encouragement we need to fully self-actualize and enter the next phase of experience.
From this evidence, Franklin discusses the need to develop virtue in our children by ensuring that they become emotionally intelligent and hence are able to become all that they can be, i.e., are able to self-actualize.
Thus, when Thakkar counsels the sportsperson, he asks them to self-actualize. For the prized professionals that he works with, he says, "it's the time to reach the center of the bull's eye."
Underachievement is most commonly defined as discrepancy between potential and performance, although simply failure to self-actualize also has been offered as a definition.
Styles stated that if all nurses used their innate motivation to self-actualize, the professionalism of nursing would be advanced (2).
Nobody is going to self-actualize until they have their lower levels satisfied first, explains Karen Peterson, vice president and research director for Gartner Inc.
When you have your own business, it's an opportunity for you to grow and to self-actualize in a myriad of ways.
Zhang's innovations in CHN helped him attract and keep the industry's best people with compensation packages and opportunities to self-actualize. Zhang's marketing strategy was "walk with two legs".
"I try to open their eyes to the varied careers available, so they can self-actualize, and be thrilled and enthused rather than just simply working hard for the money.