Written by Justin Tillman
Tony Robbins philosophy on the six basic human needs is a very interesting one, he believes that everyone is—or can be—motivated by their desire to fulfill these needs.
Here are the six basic human needs:
1. Certainty/Comfort. We all desire a level of comfort. And much of this comfort comes from certainty. Of course this is no guarantee that you or I will wake up tomorrow, but we want to feel the certainty that we won’t have worry about getting shot when we go out to get the mail or that the brakes of our car will not give out if we need them in an emergency.
2. Variety. As important as certainty is, we also need variety. Paradoxically, we need a health balance of uncertainty to give us the thrill we seek in our lives. Let’s face it, you can cook a chicken thousand different ways, but at the end of the day it still a chicken. And it will make you sick of eating it, just like anything else.
3. Significance. Everyone want to feel important I don’t care who you are. The is no worse feeling than to be mocked, unaccepted or unappreciated. We crave significance because deep down, each one of us knows there is something special in us that should not be ignored.
4. Connection/Love. Love makes your world go round, hate make your heart go black. Just like significance, we all crave to feel important. When care for others and others care for us there is strong sense of community.
5. Growth. If your not growing, then your dying. There is always something new to learn, explore and discover. Personal Growth is a vital part of personal success, by picking up new skills and becoming a person of value. We can attract the things we want from life.
6. Contribution. When you commit your life to helping others the world becomes a better place. A contributor to life becomes lives on long after death because the world always remembers the people who give back.