Encountering Maslow.



Grateful grateful grateful. (at Snow Canyon State Park)
My 2014 CHALLENGE: To study an individual every month. January was reserved for Abraham Maslow. I’ve always been intrigued by his hierarchy of needs and the concept of self-actualization. It’s been extremely interesting to read upon his theories and his lifestyle. His text, “Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences” is a great read for the open minded and has definitely influenced me. As I focus on the third psychology, I really find myself agreeing with all of his theories. So far my reading challenge has been off to a great start and this morning was quite beautiful as well!

Grateful grateful grateful. (at Snow Canyon State Park)

My 2014 CHALLENGE: To study an individual every month. January was reserved for Abraham Maslow. I’ve always been intrigued by his hierarchy of needs and the concept of self-actualization. It’s been extremely interesting to read upon his theories and his lifestyle. His text, “Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences” is a great read for the open minded and has definitely influenced me. As I focus on the third psychology, I really find myself agreeing with all of his theories. So far my reading challenge has been off to a great start and this morning was quite beautiful as well!

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It’s a beautiful thing when you can find yourself, that person you thought you had lost, all by going home and going back to your roots. It really puts life in a more clear perspective.

Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.
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Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.

Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.


FAITH.

I have bitten off more than I can chew and I’m thinking that I can’t pull myself out of this one. I set so many goals for myself this semester, however I have come short on nearly all of them. Again I feel a pattern that I, myself am a jack of all trades and master of none. I’m pretty much freaking out about my club, my work, and most of all, my grades.

I know that this semester is not entirely a reflection of myself however it’s getting extremely hard not to just let all of this stress fall on top of me, spiraling down like a domino effect. My biggest faults that I have seen within myself is biting off more than I can chew and spreading myself to thin. I believe what I need right now the most is faith. Faith in myself to keep to my goals. Faith in others to have my back and support me. Faith in knowing that I am capable of doing great things. Faith in focusing at the rocks at my feet and not the mountains ahead.

I honestly believe that I could have excelled this semester, however two completely different but big opportunities fell into my lap that I chose to take. And in all of that chaos, my family has been dealing with the passing of our beautiful grandmother who was an enormous piece of my heart and my family’s strength. It was extremely sudden and as I study away from home, this passing has taken a huge tole on my focus for school. I do not mean to give the perception of making excuses for myself, because it was me who didn’t allow myself enough time for my personal life. And with these unexpected obstacles that I was given this semester it resulted in me pushing myself too hard.

I just feel that I am pushing my way through with my head down right now, trying to find that light at the end of the tunnel.

This semester has been overwhelming, HOWEVER… as I sit inside a nearby Starbucks, studying my Chemistry & Biology I can already begin to feel the weight of my stress fall off of my shoulders. This week was brutal and it was a wake up call but I stopped that train of thought. I stepped back from my classwork and recharged my battery by getting some good sleep, going to the gym, and taking some time out to do what I wanted to which was going to the basketball game with my friends and then Applebees after. I woke up this morning with no real plans set for the day but an extreme motivation to get some school work done which was what I was searching for all week! I had kept stressing on deadlines, past assignments, and time constraints. While I worried about all of that I was wasting time in the present. It can be a vicious cycle, but I had the strength, resources, and support to get out of that terrible mind set. I came back up for air and found that inner peace.

I found my faith again.


TRUTH about the TRUTH <3 Speak your mind. If you truly feel you are right, and you stick to your guns… you will either win or you will learn. 

TRUTH about the TRUTH <3 Speak your mind. If you truly feel you are right, and you stick to your guns… you will either win or you will learn. 


Not everyone will make it to your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.
One of the hardest lessons in itself.