Four things we all want

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Brian Kight

We discussed our inherent need for purpose, meaning, and significance yesterday. But how do we satisfy those needs? Where do we look? And what do we look for?

First, understand: A want is a strategy to fulfill a need. The want is not the real desire but a means to reach it.

Everything we want is because we believe it will satisfy an internal need. That doesn’t mean every want is a wise or successful way to achieve it, but that’s what our wants attempt to do.

So, with that understanding, here are four primary wants that feed purpose, meaning, and significance:

  1. We want the greatness in us to shine.
  2. We want a place to belong.
  3. We want to do something, make something, achieve something, experience something, or help someone.
  4. We want to be part of something great because we contributed to it somehow.

These four wants connect us to some of our deepest human needs. The more we feed these wants for ourselves and others, the more fulfilled we feel.

The time is now. Do the work

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