9 Steps to Be Self-Actualized and Reach Your Potential ⋆ Motivated Progress - Deepstash
Self-actualized people

Self-actualized people are extraordinary and different from the rest of society. They’re confident, joyful, creative, independent, and free. These people flow with life instead of resisting or fighting against it. Above all, they bask in the phenomenal feeling of reaching their highest potential.



Are you ready to get self-actualized?

Self-actualizing can be a challenge if you’re already going through a demanding time. But luckily, it’s still possible!


1.    If you want to be self-actualized, you must accept yourself (flaws and all)

First, you need to accept who you are, including your flaws. Some imperfections you can fix, but others you’ll have for life. Decide to approve of these unchangeable traits.


2. Become self-actualized by being more independent

Self-actualized people have solid relationships with others. While this may be true, they also cherish the time they spend alone. They understand how vital it is to have an unbreakable connection with themselves.

They trust their opinions. As a result, they won’t need to check with their friends to find out what they think before deciding.

If all your friends believe some deranged story, the self-actualized people are brave enough to disagree. Besides, they’ve already accepted themselves, so they aren’t desperate for anyone else’s approval.


3. Try new things

To become as extraordinary as you can, you must gain more life experiences.


4. Embrace honesty

It’s necessary, to be honest with others and yourself if you want to be self-actualized. I’m an INFJ, so honesty has always been important to me.

Everything you say or do needs to be authentic and real. Besides, every time you lie, you downgrade yourself to a lower level.

Instead, tell people what you think, regardless of whether they agree. Be bold enough to speak out for what you feel is right. Dare to be a nonconformist!



5. Experience the present

Self-actualized people realize how precious life is, and they live accordingly. It’s important to understand that one of these days, you won’t be here anymore.


6. Self-actualized people never stop learning

When you’re self-actualized, you’ll crave knowledge. As a result of opening your mind to new subjects, you broaden your perspective of the world.

Read about philosophy, psychology, or anything that sparks your curiosity. Self-education helps you to be a more well-rounded individual.


7. Dig deep

Addressing our psychopathologies (mental issues) is essential to finding one’s self. Not to mention, they’re one of the major focuses here at Motivated Progress. 

While it’s not pleasant to think about your issues, it’s necessary for you to triumph over them. These toxic mental habits are damaging to your life, and many people have them.


8. Find your purpose

To become self-actualized, you must take responsibility for your life and happiness. But you’ll never reach fulfillment if you deprive yourself of a passion or a goal.


9. Have peak experiences

Self-actualized people have peak experiences often. A peak experience is a moment of complete bliss and euphoria.

These magical moments happen when you’re doing something you love with exceptional skill. Such as when you’re playing a sport so well that it’s as if you’re a superhuman. Or when you’ve lost yourself in a painting or while playing an instrument.


Self-actualizing transforms you

Self-actualizing will transform you into the most exceptional person you could ever be. It’s possible for you. In fact, it’s everyone’s responsibility to become the best person they can be.

Therefore, don’t try to be like everyone else and decide today to be yourself! Avoid buying the same clothes or the same cell phone as everyone else. Don’t mindlessly agree with what other people think. Relish in being unique!


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