To Get Clear on Goals, Look at Needs

Looking at what we need and want is a way to bring goals into focus.

Needs are essentials for survival, while wants are things that would be nice to have. As basic needs are met, higher needs become more important. Look at what you need and want from yourself and from others, as well as what others need and want. Identify needs and wants in all life areas.

Mental (to learn) Information, challenges, freedom
Spiritual (to grow) Meaning, purpose, principles, character

(to receive & to give)

Recognition, respect, affection, support, understanding, kindness
Relationship (to share) Appreciation, consideration, love, romance
Social (to connect) Interaction with others, communication, friendship, family, belonging
Physical (to care for) Food, shelter, rest, exercise
Financial (to work) Contribution, achievement, security
Recreational (to enjoy) Fun, new experiences

Look at each area in the context of the other areas. A needs analysis will help you get clear on your needs in a relationship.

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