We all like recognition, don’t we? Remember a time when a boss or parent offered you praise. It felt good, didn’t it?
Well, the desire for recognition is common, and it’s of our broader desire for significance, which is one of the 6 Human Needs motivational author and speaker Tony Robbins says drives us all.
How do you seek this kind of significance? Do you like to be noticed, or do you try to avoid it? Well, if you’re super-driven to be successful, desire to hear you’re outstanding, or foster competitive and perfectionist actions, then significance is high on your list of human needs.
All that’s great, unless it leads you to associating with only people who pale in your shadow or choosing experiences you know you can master easily.
Connection/Love is another of Tony’s 6 Human Needs, so again, let’s ask how you go about meeting that need. If this is most important to you of all the needs, that means you’re loyal and generous, with strong social ties – but an ease at losing yourself and difficulty saying no.
As with all human needs, it helps us to try to meet them, but only if we don’t go too far in one direction or the other.
That applies to our healthy living habits and desires, as well. Think about how a desire to be a certain weight can lead to over-exertion or to eating disorders. Consider how much you must sacrifice of your time and energy if you want to achieve something extraordinary, like long-distance running or extremely low body fat.
Maybe “setting priorities” is just another way of describing how we balance how we try to fulfill all these needs.
I’m here to help with all of that 🙂 Whether it be fitness coaching, nutrition & lifestyle coaching, endurance coaching (running, OCR, cycling, swimming, triathlons), or all of the above… Please reach out to me and let’s chat!