Life: Why we Do What we Do

Why do humans do the things they do?

Tony Robbins says we’re all trying to fulfill 6 fundamental needs:

  • We have a need for certainty
  • We have a need for significance (purpose and meaning)
  • We have a need for connection (relationships and love). Most of the times love remains in the Balance Sheet 
  •  We have a need for growth – being or not a Good Ten
  • We have a need for contribution


That list rings true to me. As my great friend Phil Harkins wonderfully once said and I repeated in my “Last Speech” …The secret to life is something to do, somewhere to go, and someone to be with…

Here’s Tony’s TedTalk 


photo: Ratko Kaucic