The third of Seven Transforming Practices
“What we can be, we must be.”
“The fully functioning person is self-directed.”
Both these revolutionary psychologists
identified actualization with Creativity.
Actualization can be applied as a method for
facilitating the unfoldment of human potential.
Helping other people become
what they are meant to be.
Safety, Belonging and Esteem,
are very basic human needs –
prerequisites for actualization.
If we can provide our people with
Safety – security & stability,
Belonging – affectionate relationships,
Esteem – recognition for accomplishments,
then they will tend to become creative.
Punishment and coercion impair creativity.
Encouragement and support enhance creativity.
This has implications for the human fields of
Government, Religion, Education, Business.
If we wish our citizens, our members, our employees
to be dedicated, committed, functional and fulfilled,
then we need to learn to design systems
that actualize the creativity of human beings.
Imagine if parents, teachers, healers, leaders
were trained to create these systems.
That is the reason Actualization
is a core skill for change agents.