What motivates us as human beings?
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Why do we do the things we do?
Everything we do is because of what we think it will make us feel.
Everything you do in life is because you want
- to avoid
a negative feeling
a positive feeling
We think our emotional needs drive our behavior which is true to a certain extend.
There’s more to it.
The reason we do what to do these things is because how we believe these things will make us feel.
Key point : however you think you will feel is how you need to feel to create it
The 6 basic emotional human needs. (Abraham Maslow (1908-1970 and adopted by Tony Robbins)
These needs are:
Certainty: This need refers to the desire for safety and security, both physically and emotionally. People want to feel certain that they will be protected and that their basic needs will be met.
Variety: This need refers to the desire for change and new experiences. People want to be challenged and stimulated by different and diverse experiences.
Significance: This need refers to the desire to feel important and to be recognized as unique and valuable. People want to be acknowledged and appreciated for who they are and what they do.
Connection: This need refers to the desire for connection and acceptance from others. People want to feel loved and to belong to a group or community.
Growth: This need refers to the desire for personal development and self-improvement. People want to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
Contribution: This need refers to the desire to give back and to make a difference in the world. People want to feel that their lives have purpose and that they are making a positive impact on others.
We want to have these needs met because they create a certain feeling.
Though we all have those basic emotional needs we do not all value them equally.
We will all rank them differently?
How do you rank your basic emotional needs?
By understanding your needs and how they influence your behavior you can use this knowledge to your benefit to improve your overall quality of life.
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