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 Obligation (Need)

Obligation (Need)

  • Starting at the base of the above pyramid, in Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, we begin with obligation, which is based and defined by our most fundamental needs.
  • There are luxuries and necessities in life. Survival is a sure necessity! So, we go to work and make sure we provide so we have a roof over our heads.
  • Our cognizance of these things may not always be conscious, yet our senses are attuned and aware of it.


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Pride (Sense of duty).

Pride (Sense of duty).

  • This is a wide-ranging category, which could encompass a sense of duty like patriotism, nationalism, volunteerism — the pledge of ourselves for a cause that we deem to be greater than ourselves.
  • This is derived from a feeling or call to take action that we take pride in and that others benefit from.
  • The fruits of those efforts are work products, or high marks on a test that may satisfy a customer’s needs or our own high standards.
  • We take pride in what we do. We strive for success.


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Vice (Selfish intention).

Vice (Selfish intention).

  • These are motives that disguise themselves as being in our best interest, often as needs, when they merely offer temporary pleasure and long-term pain.
  • Vices are purely selfish. They don’t help us. They are the actions we should avoid.
  • Yet we’re human and we fall into traps. Who would voluntarily choose a future .


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Love (For the Benefit of Others)

Love (For the Benefit of Others)

  • Doing acts out of kindness, altruism and love for the benefit of others. Find your people. Find your family, your loved ones. The people you’d run through a brick wall for and give anything to have in your life.
  • Act out of kindness and love toward these people and I assure you, based on all of my life’s experiences and work, the gift will be reciprocated in equal or greater measure.
  • The most beautiful intentions, reasons and actions we take are rooted in love for our fellow man or woman.


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  • Passion can be love , are in many respects, inextricably linked, as they share a mutual bond.
  • Your favorite activity can be spending time with your family — the people you love. Also It can be done to pursue your passions of writing and coaching, which have the end-goal of providing benefit for others.
  • Every column you write, every basketball team you coach and every client you work with, you can earnestly hope, is better off for having met you


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Check the box!

Check the box!

  • Checking the box is a term applied to things we can say that we accomplished, even if we don’t necessarily derive satisfaction from them.
  • These may be lower-priority “bucket list” items, trying a new course at university or learning a new skill that may never be of use.
  • But, ah! We did it! And the truth is, maybe that calligraphy class we sat in on could lead to more profitable ventures. Just ask Steve Jobs.


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  • Our father might have done it. Our sister may have. All of us likely inherited some kind of tradition or feeling of destiny in our youth.
  • We shoot for the stars and hope to exceed the standard or bar set by a family member, schoolmate or countryman. Perhaps, we simply believe that a particular occupation or set of circumstances are our destiny. For better or for worse.
  • Only you will know the answer.


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For Show (Attention and Affection)

For Show (Attention and Affection)

  • Let’s face it, part of being human is the desire to be the source of affection for another person, and often to gain the attention of others.
  • In earlier days, wilder years, you can find yourself in situations you never would have imagined, were it not for the desire to meet or date a young woman.
  • So take chances, meet new people, tried new things and have some hilarious stories to share.


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For Us (Self-Actualization and Fulfillment)

For Us (Self-Actualization and Fulfillment)

  • To reach a major objective or goal, we have to want it, and we need to feel energized and empowered to get there. We’ll be better for it and so will the people we care about.
  • Our best actions are rooted in love and done for others. Though, we are best positioned to love someone else when we’ve worked ambitiously to forge a new frontier for ourselves.
  • When you do the work and improve yourself, you improve your mind, body and soul.


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For All

For All

  • Let your thoughts, words and actions, manifested in their most magnanimous form, be for “the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”
  • The people that gave love and helped the society became legends.
  • Those people have left a legacy, and a tremendous influence on my life. Their actions will echo throughout eternity.
  • Generosity, love and kindness are not impulsive reactions. They require thought and concern for others. They’re communicated via words and actions .


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