I have a few questions for you this morning:
reason I ask is because I want to review Maslow's Hierarchy of needs,
and how using some personal motivation that resides in each of us can
help us achieve our goals and destiny.
The Pyramid of Needs
Physiological Needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, and intimacy
Safety Needs - protection from the elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, freedom from fear
Social Needs - belonging, affection and love - from co-workers, family, friends, and lovers
Self Esteem Needs - achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, respect
Self-Actualization - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experience.
What is the importance of the Pyramid in understanding how to reach our potential?
believed that when needs are unmet people are motivated to achieve
those needs first, and then seek to fulfill the higher needs - (ex. -
starving people will do anything to satisfy that basic need because if
they don't they won't survive) I would hope that each of you reading
this are meeting your basic needs, but this example creates a good focus
for us and further justifies the thinking of Maslow. The pyramid is
just that - A pathway of moving to a higher level of personal growth
where we meet needs that either are central to our survival or will
greatly enhance our human experience.
So where are you currently on this pyramid? Do you want to find out? Here's a quick quiz that will help:
Did you complete the quiz?
it seem like an accurate assessment of where you're currently in your
life? If it is, but it's not where you want to be how are you going to
change that starting today? I want to provide some help in the form of
an article you can read that outlines a process for you to start moving
up that pyramid toward the goal of self-actualization. Below is the
link to the article. I will discuss the article and provide some
practical strategies related to the article in my next blog post.
hope this has been beneficial. Please let me know because my goal is
to provide help to people in achieving their goals for personal
development and health. Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful