In order to work in accordance with our own values, to attain total self-affirmation, and to build or strengthen personal performance, we each need to identify the constraints, limitations, fears and beliefs that may prevent us from being who we realy are. Only through a strong desire for openness, creativity, innovation, inner change and risk-taking can we truly put our lives to the test. This takes not only commitment and courage, but also a high degree of perseverance.