At the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is self-actualization, the driving force inside all of us that makes us want to reach our full potential. There are two hurdles to achievement in this realm.
- You have to clear the other levels of need before you can spend the time and energy focusing on self-actualization
- It takes a tremendous amount of work and humans are, by nature, lazy.
I’ve found that I need clearly defined end states to aim for.
I have a particular long-term goal in mind that I know will take several years to attain and require tremendous effort on my part. However, I’m also one that always feels the tug of the latest shiny goal or that new technology that I have to sink weeks into learning, only to never touch it again. I decided that what I required was to begin treating my self-development as a…
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