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What does it mean to “actualize” yourself? The definition of “actualize” is to make something reality; to take something with the potential to happen, and make it actually happen.
So… are you not real? Of course you’re real. But if you, like many of us, wear masks of who you think you should be – the perfect leader, perfect partner, perfect colleague, perfect parent, etc. – who you are showing up as, is not who you truly are.
Who we are deep down, at our core, within our hearts, is not always who we strive to be on the outside in our work, at home, in relationships and in everyday interactions with others. Instead, most of us strive to be some version of “ideal” – either who we’ve been told to be or who we think we should be.
Especially as leaders.
We’ve got that backwards. The ideal leader isn’t something external to work towards. Strong leadership comes from being confident in who you truly are, building up the strengths and values that are unique to you, and bringing it all forward with confidence and courage.
That’s what it means to actualize yourself – to get in touch with your true self, that amazing person you have the potential to be, and to make it reality. It takes courage. It takes work. It takes asking some tough questions and getting vulnerable in your answers. But it is so worth it.