self-actualize


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self-actualize

(sĕlf′ăk′cho͞o-ə-līz′)
intr.v. self-actual·ized, self-actual·izing, self-actual·izes
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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I try to open their eyes to the varied careers available, so they can self-actualize, and be thrilled and enthused rather than just simply working hard for the money.
16) But he and other leading humanistic psychologists(17) posit the very basis of human nature to be the drive to self-actualize, and I subscribe to this view.
The most rewarding part of my job is watching my kids grow, self-actualize, struggle - sometimes learning the hard way - but making it, and also bringing about positive change in their lives," she says.
He recognized that no two persons would necessarily self-actualize in the same way or toward the same precise potential.
As well, it will give us the chance to self-actualize and reach our potential as an industry and as business people on the leading edge of commerce.
Gladstone must face down the leader of these protesters, and along the way persuade the American public to accept him, so he can self-actualize as a real person.