self-actualize


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self-ac·tu·al·ize

(sĕlf′ăk′cho͞o-ə-līz′)
intr.v. self-ac·tu·al·ized, self-ac·tu·al·iz·ing, self-ac·tu·al·iz·es
To develop or achieve one's full potential.

self′-ac′tu·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
self′-ac′tu·al·iz′er n.
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The self-deception is that we are more important than other people and that they only exist to help us (or at least not stop us) self-actualize. However, we deceive ourselves when we think that if we want to have improved relationships with others - especially if they are strained - then it is others who need to change and not ourselves.
Self-actualization.When team members feel trusted, empowered and in control, they self-actualize by sharing innovative ideas, leading, mentoring and elevating the bar for all.
Head of Business Development of PT Jababeka Longlife City, Trisno Muldani, said the performance is one of the means for the seniors in D'Khayangan to self-actualize themselves.
"The program of the government of the Kyrgyz Republic is unity, confidence and creation, which aimed at creating condition when every person will be able to self-actualize, achieve success and prosperity through the work.
Idealistic projections begin when the call to self-actualize becomes stronger and deeper, usually starting right before or during midlife.
Although, if you buy insurance to self-actualize, congratulations (you are the only one).
Pink's theory is a modern exposition of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs-people want to develop, to be creative, to solve problems, and to grow (or in Maslow's terminology, to "self-actualize").
My experience of posing these questions to business and civic organizations is that I have yet hear a "no, thank you." Students who begin to self-actualize their own role in the community through this type of relationship also begin to view themselves as valued members of society.