In this regard, the essay is hereby written with the objective of addressing the following concerns: (1) to describe each of the levels of need and to determine what level one is presently in. Likewise, the discourse would identify what one had to go through to get to this level; meaning, what challenges were overcome and what were the successes and failures that one met along the way; (2) to present what level would one envisions to achieve and why; and (3) to explain what self-actualization is and how one would know if self-actualization was achieved. In addition, what would be different for one’s personal experience and perspective in terms of self-actualization would be evaluated and revealed.
nfidence, independence, and freedom; as well as reputation, prestige, recognition, attention, importance and appreciation; and finally, (5) self-actualization or self-fulfillment needs are desires to realize one’s potential, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. From the description, one could assess that the current level of needs that one tries to satisfy are the lower-level needs: physiological, safety and security, as well as love and belongingness needs. As I am still pursuing advanced academic pursuits for both personal and professional growth, I admit that physiological needs are still currently being addressed, especially the need to continuously support and sustain means for daily survival: food, clothing and shelter, among others. Concurrently, the needs for safety and security are on the next level that has been deemed crucial to engage in daily activities. I want to be ensured that I am kept safe and secure in the environments that I regularly go through and in the place where I currently reside. Further, I acknowledge the importance of love and belongingness in terms of the assistance provided in giving different kinds of support needed for daily sustenance. The love and warmth provided by family and friends are needed as physical, emotional and psychological support, as well as providing inspiration and the motivation to pursue future goals. To be able to achieve one level to the other, I have to go through diverse challenges in terms of seeking alternative sources of income to support and sustain basic physiological and educational needs. To ensure that I continue living in a safe and secure environment and go through daily tasks without threat, I have tried to select a good living environment where work education and work opportunities