Sometimes in order to make changes it is helpful to understand why we do what we do in the first place. No behavior we do is random. It is coming from the programming we have received and the need to satisfy a deeper core need. There are six core human needs that are driving all of us in every moment. We all have these in common and all human behavior is based on satisfying one or more of these needs.
The ways in which people meet these core needs are unlimited and very different. For example, some people might chose to go back to school to satisfy their need for certainty. Others might chose to join a meditation group or enter into a relationship to satisfy a desire for love and connection. Some compete with others for the need of significance and others do the opposite. The core needs can really be met in various ways depending on the person.
*Six core human needs:
Desire for Certainty - the assurance that you can gain pleasure and avoid pain
Desire for Uncertainty (or Variety) - the need for the unknown, change and new stimuli
Desire for Significance - feeling unique, special, important or needed
Desire for Connection/Love - a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something
Desire for Growth - an expansion of capacity, capability or understanding
Desire for Contribution - a sense of service and focus on helping, serving and giving to others
Which one do you think you operate from the most? By understanding which core human needs you are trying to fulfill in any given moment, you are empowered to notice and change any patterns you don't like anymore. Use this information to help guide you in the changes you want to make in your life.
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*Source: The 6 Human Needs: Why We Do What We Do by Tony Robbins