Entelechy pl. -chies 1) In the philosphy of Aristotle the condition of a thing whose essence is fully realized; actuality as distinguished from potentiality. 2) In various philosophical systems a vital force urging an organism towards self-fulfillment.
Late latin: entelechia from Greek; entelekheia, complete reality: entelis, complete, full: en,int+telos, perfection, end. Ekhein, to have.
Courage is the affirmation of one’s essential nature, one’s inner aim or entelechy.