Fulfillment: Vision, Envision & Self-Actualization

‘What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.’

– Abraham Maslow

When discussing the subject of fulfillment with my students I explained it to them this way:

In order to progress, advance, succeed, and achieve in the classroom, each student must be able to apply the following principles of fulfillment

  1. Vision- being able to see where you desire to be (long-term goal setting)
  • Avoid thinking, saying, and believing success is not possible, or you are incapable of achieving success (even in art this is important in order for them to truly succeed in creating quality artwork and develop art related skills)
  • Author Steven Covey of 7 Habits of Highly Successful People calls this Beginning with the End in Mind

2.  Envision- being able to see the intermediate steps that lead to the place you desire to be (short-term goal setting)

  • This where the specific actions (i.e., be on time, take notes, be prepared with materials, etc.) and behaviors (i.e., focus, diligent, effort, etc.) are reinforced that promote self-efficacy
  • This also promotes the student to be more accountable to their role as a student in the classroom
  • Indirectly you teach character education by emphasizing behaviors associated with progress, success, advancing, and achieving

3.  Self-Actualization- the process by which they are engaged consistently in demonstrating the actions/behaviors that produce the desired results of their vision and what they envisioned as fulfillment

  • I define that process to them as momentum (what they do consistently to progress forward in a positive direction)
  • I encourage them to identify the real internal (i.e., thoughts, feelings, hunger, etc.)/external circumstances (i.e., technology, time constraints, unforeseeable circumstances, etc.) that create inertia (momentum impediments)
  • They are challenged to identify steps to rebuild momentum once its interrupted understanding it may occur so whining, frustration, and complaining are not sufficient responses to resolving the challenge (which challenges them to manage how they feel and respond appropriately consistently)

May God bless you and help you to influence self-efficacy, inspire learning, and instill principles of character education within the environment of your classroom that affects positive change within you and your students.



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