From the man who brought you the structure of our basic needs, comes a list of powerful quotes that he used personally to influence the lives of millions. Abraham Maslow focused his love for the betterment of man’s psychology for decades and his work has served as the roots of many research studies today. It is important to mention that mentorship was a big part of Abraham’s success and that his advancement in the field were a byproduct of the support of his peers and mentors. The fruit of his labour was transpired in a hierarchy of needs that is still used today in universities around the globe.
-1- “If you deliberately set out to be less than you are capable, you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life”
-2- “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again”
-3- “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be”
-4- “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”
-5- “Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety and risk. Make the growth choice a dozen times a day”
-6- “One’s only rival is one’s own potentialities. One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king”
-7- “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself”
-8- “I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness”
-9- “A first rate soup is better than a second rate painting”
-10- “We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments”
What is your favourite quote, and why?