Episode 24: Abraham Maslow Says: “Know Thyself!”

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According to Abraham Maslow, whereas the average individuals “often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are,” self-actualizing individuals have “superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general.”

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Abraham Maslow Says: “Know Thyself!”

According to Abraham Maslow, whereas the average individuals “often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are,” self-actualizing individuals have “superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general.”

There’s that self-awareness again! We hit this again and again and again. From Martin Seligman to James Allen to Marcus Aurelius to the Buddha and Krishna and every other great teacher we profile.

How about Ten Questions for a special date between you and your journal?

  1. If you were absolutely guaranteed to succeed, what would you dare to do?

  2. What are you most passionate about?

  3. What are your greatest strengths?

  4. How can you get paid doing what you love?

  5. When (what circumstances? Around what people?) Do you feel most alive?

  6. What were your 5 greatest accomplishments over the last 5 years?

  7. Your 5 greatest accomplishments over the next 5 years? The next 25 years?

  8. How can you best share your gifts with the world?

  9. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

  10. What other questions should you be asking yourself?!?

 This is one of the 1,000+ Big Ideas we share in our 6-page PDF and 20-minute MP3 PhilosophersNotes on 100 of the greatest self-development books. Get 100 Notes for only 47 bucks!