Quotes for the Self Actualized Project Manager

One of my favorite frameworks for looking at how one is doing in life is through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  I’m not certain if it is the oversimplification of how we approach life, or the fact that I can broadly apply it to many of life’s circumstances, but I do think that it is the most succinct framework out there.

Thinking about the top of the triangle, I often ponder what true self actualization would feel like.   I think that being truly self actualized is the meaning of life.  I know many of my friends and colleagues have found their niche (pronounced “nee-sh”, not “nit-ch”) and say that they are self-actualizing in their career.  Personally, I think that most people stumble at the Self Actualization level due to the need to be displaying and constantly seeking their full potential.  So, that being said, I would offer this advice for those Project Managers who desire mastery of their art. Read more of this post