Self-actualization is the ability to realize your potential capabilities. This component of emotional intelligence is manifested by be coming involved in pursuits that lead to a meaningful, rich, and full life. Striving to actualize your potential involves developing enjoyable and meaningful activities and can mean a lifelong effort and enthusiastic commitment to long-term goals. Self-actualization is an ongoing, dynamic process of striving towards the maximum development of your abilities and talents, by persistently trying to do your best and to improve your self in general. The most successful and happy people are those in tune with the things that excite them. They tend to have goals or areas of interest that they pursue with vigor. They identify with activities they want to spend their time on and who they want to spend time with.