What are the basic human needs?
Are you unfulfilled, frustrated and unhappy, but you can’t work out why?
Maybe you feel that you have a good life, but you feel like you could be more…Do more… Have more?
Have you ever wondered why people from all different countries and backgrounds have the same sort of problems that you do?
Well the answer is that people all have the same basic human needs.
In fact Tony Robbins teaches the principle that we all have the same 6 basic human needs, and in this article, I want to help you gain a greater understanding of these needs, so that it will help you to live a more happy and fulfilling life.
Need #1 Certainty
The first human need is a need for certainty.
Think about how you feel when you are uncertain.
What if you think that your job could be on the line?
Are you worried?
Do you feel anxious or scared?
If you are not certain that you can put food on the table, pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family, then it causes all sorts of problems.
You need to have a certain level of certainty in your day to day life to function.
Need #2 Variety
Okay, so you have certainty, but what if you are so certain that you know what you will do each day, every day?
That’s right, even though you need certainty in your life, you still need some variety, change, or adventure as well, or you will become bored out of your brain!
It is a funny paradox of life that you have two needs that appear contradictory, but at the same time will compliment each other.
Need #3 Significance
Our next human need is the need to feel significant or important in some way.
Everyone needs to feel respected and important, and to be considered unique and special.
Need #4 Love and connection
The need for love and connection starts from the day we are born until the day we die.
We all need some sort of love and connection with other people, or we become lonely and depressed.
These first 4 needs are the primary needs, and they can all be met in different ways that can either support us or hurt us.
For example, if your over-riding need is for significance, one way you could meet your needs is to grab a gun and join a gang.
As soon as you pick a gun up and hold it to somebodies head, you have instant significance.
You also have variety, you don’t know what will happen!
You also have the connection with the other gang members, and there is a a level of certainty you have with them.
Or on the flip side, your over-riding need could be for love and connection, and you meet your needs as a charity worker.
With these first 4 needs, you may be meeting them in ways that either serve you or hurt you.
But if you meet these last 2 needs, which are the emotional needs or the needs of the spirit, then you will start to feel more fulfilled and happy.
Need #5 Growth
If you are not growing, then you are dying.
Several years ago, I thought that I had a good life, but I was living in my comfort zone, and I wasn’t really happy but I didn’t know why.
I wasn’t growing.
In the last few years I have started on a road of personal development, started my own online business, and began on the road to financial freedom… And I have never been happier!
Too often, once we leave school and start working, we stop learning and growing.
Life gets away from us before we know it, and one day we wake up and think “CRAP!”
“Where has the last 20 years gone”?
The real juice in life comes from getting out of our comfort zone, trying new things and continuing to learn and grow.
Grow into the person you were meant to be, and don’t let life get in the way and settle for less.
Need #6 Contribution
The final human need is the need of contribution and giving to others.
How does it feel to give to someone that you know can’t pay you back?
If you don’t know what it feels like… then go do it!
Giving to others will make your spirit soar.
So how are you meeting your basic human needs?
Are you meeting them in a positive way or a negative way?
And are you filling your needs of the spirit by growing and contributing?
If you’re not, then maybe you should be.
This is where the juice of life is!
Start filling you basic human needs in positive ways that serve both you, and others!
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
Lifestyle Entrepreneur and Online Business Mentor.
Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!
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