We are motivated by the desire to fulfill these 6 core needs:

  1. Certainty
  2. Uncertainty / Variety
  3. Significance
  4. Connection and Love
  5. Growth
  6. Contribution


We all share these needs, but we place different value on each. It’s what makes us different.

Based on his experiences working with over 3 million people, Tony Robbins is the one who has coined these 6 fundamental emotional needs. They form the basis of every choice we make and your top 2 needs are said to create your destination in life.

Do you know what your top 2 would be? Tony has a free online quiz to help narrow down your driving force. It’s worth a try to see if you connect to the results or not.

I should also say that when I think of Tony Robbins, I immediately picture a guy on stage who is an evangelist of sorts (sorry, no offense). I’m a bit skeptical. But after reading the list of needs, I was curious to know more. Developing awareness of who we are and why we do what we do…that stuff is fascinating to me. I do my best to try and stay open to the ideas regardless of the source.

If you like learning more about yourself and thinking about your actions, here are a few things to check out…

Would love to hear what you think of this. Feel free to add a comment.