Many of you may be familiar with Maslow's hierarchy of needs a theory proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation. In his theory he created a hierarchy of levels that exist around peoples needs. Obviously our most basic needs are biological and physiological centering around survival, food, shelter, warmth, sleep etc.
Once basic security is reached the Maslow's heirarchy continues ascending into greater levels of intimacy, love, belonging, self-esteem, confidence, achievement and respect. While the first 2 tiers relate to external factors, the more external needs are met the advancement becomes internal.
Maslow's final level is called self-actualization and this is where an individual begins to focus on creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of judgment, accepting of facts and development of spirituality. The dictionary defines self-actualization as: “the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.”
There are many accompanying theories that relate to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. In her insightful book about how women are changing the world for the better entitled, Influence, Maddy Dychtwald coined three Stages of Economic Power: Survival, Independence, and Influence.
Eugene Peterson writes about the three stages of faith: Infancy, Adolescence and Maturity. He talks about the infancy stage of the institutional mindset, or “group think” growing into Adolescence, the information and intellectual stage, and finally maturity, growth through relationship, which is not dependent on looking a certain way, or doing a certain thing. This is the idea of being rather than doing, similar to self-actualization.
Can you identify yourself in the many stages of these theories? Are you struggling to survive, existing pay check to pay check and have little thought towards intentional living?
"Michael Sasevich said, "It is an illusion to think that you have any time to waste. You have so much to do. Work on all of it. Your joy lies within your work."
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