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A Framework for Living a More Fulfilling Life

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

If you have ADHD, it may be difficult for you to prioritize your needs and make decisions.

However, understanding the underlying motivations and needs that drive you can help you live a more fulfilling life.

This is where the six human needs come in.

They are a psychological framework that can provide insight into your motivations and why you prioritize certain actions.

The six human needs were created by therapist Cloé Madanes and popularized by Tony Robbins' strategic intervention strategies.

There are two categories: the first four needs are called the needs of the personality, while the last two are called the needs of the spirit.

Each person values one or more of these needs more than the others, making it a significant determining factor for how they live their life.

The first need is certainty or comfort, which is important for feeling in control of your reality and feeling safe.

The second need is uncertainty/variety, which brings excitement and spice to life.

The third need is significance, which is about feeling special, unique, and important.

The fourth need is love and connection, which is the thing we need more than anything, as it makes us feel alive.

The last two needs are the needs of the spirit: the fifth is growth, which is about continuously improving and evolving, and the sixth is contribution, which is about having a higher purpose and making a difference in the world.

By identifying your own hierarchy of needs and which one(s) are most important to you, you can reflect on whether you are meeting them or not.

By meeting these needs, you can live a more fulfilling life, and understanding these needs can help you make better decisions and prioritize your actions.

So, if you have ADHD or not, exploring the six human needs can be useful for anyone who wants to live a more fulfilling life.

So I ask you to reflect:

  • Which needs are the most important to you?

  • How do you currently meet these needs?

  • Which area of need are you currently struggling with the most?

  • In what way do you feel like your need is not being met?

  • What do you believe is holding you back from this need not being met?

  • What do you believe is necessary for your need to be met?

  • How can you meet these needs in a way that will help you truly be fulfilled?

If you struggled to answer any of the above questions, I invite you to book a free call with me to unlock the answers that you already have inside of you.

You are not alone.

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