Hi, this is Brian.
Welcome back to another Areté +1°, one of the micro-chapters from Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential.
Let's get right to work.
A PSYCHOLOGICAL SUCCESS
MASLOW SAYS ANYONE CAN DO THIS
Abraham Maslow died of a heart attack on June 8, 1970. He was jogging. He was only 62 years old.
As you can imagine, he left a lot of work undone.
In an extraordinary little book called Future Visions, we get an intimate glimpse into his thinking via a collection of his unpublished papers and private reflections.
That book is one of my all-time favorites.
In it, Maslow tells us: “Anybody, any person whatsoever, under any circumstance whatsoever, can be a psychological success—at least in the sense of doing the best that one can and doing fully what one can—to be himself or herself and to accept the reality of himself or herself.”
That’s our +1°.
I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done or what you’re currently doing.
You can be a psychological success.
RIGHT. THIS. SECOND.
Do the best you can and do fully what you can.
In other words, live with Areté.