Tom Rippin is the CEO of an award-winning social enterprise developing purpose-driven leaders in London, Berlin and Paris, who help bring about an economy that works for all. He is a speaker and a trustee at Global Action Plan and an Advisory Board Member of the Founders Academy. Today, in this expert insight interview, Tom and John discuss, “Self-actualization is not an answer of fulfilment itself.”
This Expert Insight Interview Discuss:
- Difference between self-actualization and self-transcendence.
- Importance of finding the business purpose.
- Examples of self-actualization and self-transcendence.
Self-Actualization Vs Self-Transcendence
Self-actualization is the process of becoming your best self in order to realise your full potential. In other words, self-actualization is the achievement of goals that, while abstract, are still materialistic in nature, such as inventing something.
Maslow’s shift from self-actualization to self-transcendence was prompted by the realisation that, despite amassing enormous amounts of wealth, knowledge, power, and other desirable qualities, man does not have what it takes to live a contented life.
Instead, this is only possible if one actively engages in the fulfilment of service to someone greater than oneself or someone other than oneself. Self-transcendence allows one to make realistic future plans. It puts these plans into context, making it even more difficult to lose focus. Furthermore, the joy that comes from seeing the gratitude that the less fortunate have for one’s efforts motivates one to keep going.
How Do You Achieve It?
There are several paths you can take if you want to achieve self-transcendence. It is not an easy path because it represents the pinnacle of human development. However, there are a few things you can do to accelerate your growth and progress toward self-transcendence:
- Discover your mental state.
- Meditation should be practised.
- Maintain a journal.
- Allow your creativity to lead to inspiration and self-transcendence.
- Go outside and communicate with nature, seeking inspiration, healing, and perhaps a sense of transcendence.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.