I remember sitting in a cafe on Long Island with a laptop and being approached by this young man. He asked me if I remembered taking a chemistry class with him and when I said no, he sat down next to me anyways.
He started asking me personal questions and trying to get to know me — he seemed really interested in my goals, aspirations and journey.
About 10 minutes into talking a young woman came up and joined us. I asked if the two of them were dating and she laughed and said they were brother and sister.
She then began talking to me about their church and how they worshiped God together. She told me that they imagined us all as humans on billions of individual roads. She said that in her world, in “God’s world,” there was no need for competition, greed or worry — because everyone was on their own journey.
It’s funny to make the connection now, almost five years later, between what she was saying and the concept of self-actualization.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give to yourself and those around you is being yourself. Really truly being yourself.
When you are truly being yourself, you can self-actualize allowing you to reach your highest potential of being in this lifetime.
Have you ever heard the phrase “do what you love and you’ll be the best at it?”
I believe we are born with an inherent sense, a 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨, of what it is we came to Earth to do. But as we age, we begin to either cover completely or alter that picture of our potential in our minds and in our external reality.
As a consequence, a lot of us live a life we don’t love so much.
Get vulnerable with yourself. Grab a journal & a pen. Vision yourself on a beach, toes in the sand, sea-breeze in your hair. Vision yourself running freely, smiling brightly.
What are you doing professionally? Where are you headed? What are your values?
Find that thing that lights you up. Find that thing that keeps you up at night and gets you out of bed in the morning. Find that thing you can’t stop thinking about — then get out there and do it. The universe has your back. ✨