5 Main Life’s Essentials No One Told You About
We all know the basic survival needs for humans like food and nutrients, Oxygen required to break down nutrients for energy, water for metabolic reactions, etc…
I am not referring to those basic needs; I am speaking of the main essentials for humans to feel alive and vibrant! Many equate their livelihood to money and wealth, others think of their careers as the defining element of their existence. Few more believe that health is more important than wealth. Nevertheless, It is something that is thought about always.
I came up with five essential universal needs that drive the central human behavior. We all need those five essentials, but in which order we value those needs determines our life’s direction.
Essential No 1: Security and Comfort
Certainty and security give us the feeling that we are in control. With this certainty, we can comfortably predict what is coming next. That sense of comfort is essential in creating please and in avoiding the pain and anxiety that comes with the stress of the unknown. Our risk tolerance stems from how secure we are in our survival mechanism. The magnitude of risk we are willing to take in life, albeit in a career path, relationship commitments, investment portfolio or even in our daily routines. Risk-taking gives you the flavor of variety and the much need uncertainty in life that builds character and makes life worth living.
Essential No 2: To Love and Be Loved
Love is the fuel of life; it’s what we all strive for and need the most. Love is unconditional. It can be gratifying, and sometimes it wounds you. But we all pursue Love, and we try to love as much as we can to feel alive and nurture our spirit. Love is an essential need of the soul. When we find love whether it is a spouse, a friend or a family member, like a child or a grandchild, we genuinely feel fulfilled.
Essential No 3: Feeling of Importance or Uniqueness.
Humans strive to feel important, special, unique or needed. Some try to get significance by having more problems than everyone else. Others by being more spiritual. Others think spending a lot of money can make you feel important, likewise spending very little and always brag about their bargains. Many will pay for anything that makes them feel special, unique or outstanding, anything that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Essential No 4: Growth:
It is a common belief that if I am not growing, then I am dying. Growth is vital in relationships businesses, and knowledge. You need to believe that you are continuing to grow. Push yourself to do more than was comfortable, or you ever thought possible. Growth will allow you to experience real fulfillment because you will have something of value to give.
Essential No 5: Charity and Giving
The fulfilled living is about giving! Life is not just about getting what we want, it is about our community, it is about all of us. Giving is sharing, sharing of yourself, sharing the good news with a friend of a loved one, sharing enhances any experience.
Giving and sharing allow you to have a meaningful life which stems from giving, not getting. Giving has a long-term happy effect, much longer than the happiness you experience when you receive.
Go on, thinks of what is more essential to your life. Order the 5 items above to suit your priorities. Try to work on each one in the order you see fit. Enjoy life, live it to the fullest, and remember you only live once.