That either leads to joy or to pain depending on which way we vote with our micro-moments, eh? 😲
It’s easy to think of Abraham Maslow as an inspiring scientist-intellectual who helped launch what became the positive psychology movement while coming up with the hierarchy of needs and pointing to our need to self-actualize, etc. (which, of course, he was).
But, know this: He was a super-intense guy.
Beecham quotes Maslow a couple times.
First, he shares this gem: “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”
He also shares this gem from Maslow: “If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was 1,000 miles away, I’d still swim. And I’d despise the ones who gave up.”
That’s Today’s +1.
Remember: “What one can be, one must be.”
Let’s plan on being all we’re capable of being AND let’s be willing to join Maslow on that 1,000-mile swim.
Here’s to planning on being all that we are capable of being and flourishing all the days of our lives!
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