Personal Pivotal Needs
Everybody has needs. According to Simply Psychology,
Maslow posited that human needs are arranged in a hierarchy:
'It is quite true that man lives by bread alone — when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled?
At once other (and “higher”) needs emerge and these, rather than physiological hungers, dominate the organism. And when these in turn are satisfied, again new (and still “higher”) needs emerge and so on. This is what we mean by saying that the basic human needs are organized into a hierarchy of relative prepotency' (Maslow, 1943, p. 375).
The following diagram illustrates the meaning of each of those levels.
In the Master Key Experience, we define seven Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs), most of which are at the top of the pyramid. These PPNs are:
- Autonomy - the state where no other person tells you what to do. You do as you choose, free of external demands.
- Helping Others - Altruism. Giving with no expectation of reciprocity or reward. This is not building your network marketing business and "helping" your downline. You are rewarded for growing your downline.
- Legacy - Something that you pass down or leave behind. Land, property, values, ideas. Maybe a foundation that continues after you are gone.
- Liberty - All the money and all the time to do all the things that you want to do. Liberty is about resources.
- Recognition for Creative Expression - Walking across stage, attaboy or attagirl from boss or co-worker, Creating art as painting or literature or sculpture.
- Spiritual Growth - Dedicating your life to this, like a pastor or priest or shaman or mystic.
- True Health - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Your personal pivotal needs are oxygen for your soul. Failure to achieve them would leave you feeling empty. Discovering what they are is essential to developing a life mission statement, or Definite Major Purpose (DMP). What are yours?
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