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WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED OR WANT???

Try to answer these questions as best you can and write them down if you won’t remember some of the answers. You may be surprised how much you will learn about yourself or become conscious of your needs and wants.

Do I know what to do to get to where I want to be or go?

Do I know how to gradually become who I want to be?

Can I list in order of importance the things which I care about the most?

Can I change what is holding me back right now?

Do I know what to do to improve myself and/or my circumstances?

What would I have to sacrifice to get to where I really want to be or go?

Do I feel stuck with something or is there a way out of it that I or someone can see?

Can you list things which you definitely don’t want?

Would it help if I learned something new and useful on almost a daily basis instead of just once a week or month?

What are some examples of good days and how could I increase their number or frequency?

Can I list some short and long duration goals which apply to me?

Do I know that my habits are often short duration goals which are being impulsively achieved on a regular or repetitive basis and often with little planning?

What short duration goals can I add which will help my long duration goals?

Can I list my good and bad habits?

What daily habits, especially bad ones, can I reduce or replace with better habits or goals?

Getting to work on time, preparing a meal, driving a car to a destination, studying for a test, asking a question on a search engine, reading an article, reading a short book, going out on a date with a significant other, etc. can be thought of as short duration habits or short duration goals being achieved.

Preparing for a better job, going to school, taking a course on the internet, learning to play an instrument, raising offspring, saving money to travel to an exotic place, saving money to invest in a business, writing a book, etc. can be thought of as long duration goals in the process of being achieved which require the achievement of short duration goals along the way.

Ultimately the key to a successful and happy life is to personally set realistic goals which match your ability and will hopefully reward your determined efforts. Set many small short term goals and achieve them to gain confidence. Set some large duration goals and work towards them on a regular basis with the hope of achieving them within a reasonable period of time.

Yes, some sacrifice of time, energy, and money will be necessary but actively pursuing short and long duration goals is what makes life worth living and is seldom a boring experience.

Research, read, write something down, think, and do is the road to achievement in a nutshell.

Fundamentally it is all a question of knowing how to improve yourself and your circumstances. The only real difference is in how FAST the improvement becomes or how ambitiously you pursue the improvement. Use search engines to help you answer questions if you don’t know where to start or read a good book on the subject which you are questioning. Best wishes. Uldis

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THE UPDATED TRUTH ABOUT MAZLOW’S HEIRARCHY OF NEEDS!!!

 

I agree that the most basic of human needs are physiological and can be stated as the need for food, water, warmth, movement, and sleep. Many of us are motivated to satisfy these basic needs with the possible exception of severe drug addicts and the mentally ill who may disregard some of these basic needs at their own peril.

I prefer to classify other needs as motivating DESIRES for many but not for all. The supposed need for security or safety motivates many but there are the gamblers, the risk takers, thrill seekers, pleasure seekers, and entrepreneurs for whom too much security is not exciting enough and does not offer enough of a reward for living. Risk takers often prefer an adrenalin rush or the hope of making a great profit to too long a duration of a secure but relatively boring existence. Hedonistic promiscuous males and those involved in extreme sports are examples of risk taking deviance.

Many desire intimate or close relationships but many also fail at true intimacy which requires integrity, dependability, good communication skills, financial responsibility, and competence. Many more probably desire but not that many know how to develop trusting enduring relationships with the same or opposite sex. In a modern age of accepted promiscuity and some immorality intimate committed relationships are fast becoming an endangered species.

The desire to be praised, respected, and loved or a basic desire to have one’s ego lifted can almost be considered to be a basic need and source of motivation for many. Unfortunately many hope to get their self-esteem boosted by external things like just looking good, wearing the right clothes, having a nice car or furniture, having an interesting hobby, and having many acquaintances since many do not have such fulfilling good paying jobs or careers which they can feel proud about.

The desire to be respected and admired is fulfilled by being in a leadership position or having a reputable good paying career which you enjoy or can be creative in. Celebrities are often admired but not always respected since few of them have the morality and integrity to survive the temptations and drawbacks of celebrity status in the long duration.

Cognitive and aesthetic desires or the desire to think and search for beauty are relatively uncommon desires and motivates very few common men and women who have a tendency to judge based on past experience and not think and a tendency to accept authority figure judgments of what is beautiful.

Transcendence is defined as existence beyond the normal or physical level and we enter the badly defined area of spiritual experiences with no logical connection to reality other than brain activity of some kind which not that many desire to dwell in for very long.

True needs are mostly physiological and ego boosting. The rest of Mazlow’s needs are just desires that many have which motivate their lives and the order of priority varies in many individuals. There is no structural pyramid of needs for all humans.

There are those severely addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, sex, overeating, shopping, etc. These severe addictions can become true personal needs with priority number one which make Mazlow’s pyramid of needs crumble to dust because even basic physiological needs are no longer fully met in some extreme addiction cases, especially in some drug addictions.

The basic error in Mazlow’s theory is that he has failed to accurately differentiate between a human need and a human desire. A human need is a desire for a subset(s) which is frequently essential. A need then is usually just an essential desire.

Desire: v. to mentally sense a need to achieve a goal(s) and frequently making that future achievement more probable and it originates in the survival instinct

Need: v. to desire a subset(s) which is frequently essential

Finally what many humans basically want or desire is to be happy and the type of goals which you strive to achieve will either increase your happiness in the short and/or long duration or increase your misery in the short and/or long duration.

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 756!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 199!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ACCOMMODATE+

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Accommodate: v. to have adequate space in a subset(s) to live in and/or to satisfy the wishes and/or needs of a human(s)

Housing accommodations can range all the way from a tent to a luxurious mansion. Accommodating the needs of welfare recipients is the job of case workers and government personnel.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SELFLESSNESS+

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Selflessness: n. concerned more with the needs and wants of others than with one’s own desires and needs

 

Extreme altruists are portrayed as selfless individuals mostly interested in fulfilling the needs and wants of others and not so much in fulfilling their own personal needs and wants. Most extremes have bad consequences and in totally dedicating yourself to others you fail to live a personally fulfilling life and experiencing all the things which normal humans can experience.

 

Mother Teresa became famous for her extreme altruism but she is not a perfect example of a good balanced human being since if everyone followed her footsteps then there would be no one left to do the productive work which a prosperous reciprocating society needs.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT UNSELFISHNESS*

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Unselfishness: n. a behavior(s) which tries to balance a personal goal(s) with consideration of another lifeform(s)’s needs

 

Unselfishness is not just a question of being a generous human but it really means that you take into consideration other human needs when pursuing a personal goal(s) and don’t trample on humans indiscriminately while pursuing personal goal(s).

Unselfishness applies to wilderness plants and animals too and not just humans. An unselfish human also takes into consideration the need of wildlife to be left alone and not decimated by human intervention and/or destruction.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SCARCITY***

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Scarcity: n. rare and/or too little of what is (needed and/or demanded) and/or required

Fortunately many of us live in material abundance and scarcity doesn’t seem to be a problem for most. The reality is that there is also an abundance of food and drink but a scarcity of truly organic truly nutritious and tasty food and drink but I hope that this will improve in the near future. Non polluted water is also becoming scarce in many parts of the world and water itself is going to become scarce in many arid regions depending on an external or ground water source.

There is a scarcity of truth, common sense or logical thinking and real useful solutions in politics, economics, education, society, language, and the world in general. I am attempting to start to fill this near vacuum or great scarcity in finding smart solutions to the problems of humanity.

Join me in trying to make the truth less scarce in society!!! Read as many of my evergreen truth blogs as possible and enrich your life with more true knowledge.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SELFMOTIVATION***

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Selfmotivation: n. motivated by one’s (desire(s) and/or emotion(s)) and/or (need(s) and/or belief(s)) and/or past experience(s) which activate and/or prevent one’s behavior(s) and/or the force(s) and brain which activates you to pursue an old and/or new goal(s)

Selfmotivation is the result of your desires, emotions, needs, beliefs, and past experiences which all relatively impulsively guide you into doing a behavior or not doing it. Selfmotivation is also the force and brain which activates you to achieve your old and/or new goal(s).

Selfmotivation is unique in every individual because each one has differences in the kind and intensity of the desires, emotions, needs, beliefs, and past experiences. Most humans share common desires, emotions, needs, beliefs, and least of all past experiences so there is much variation from one to another human and there are relatively large differences in the emotional attachment to the common desires, needs, beliefs, and past experiences.

External motivating factors trigger many of our behaviors but individual reactions to these external motivators differ widely from person to person in many cases.

Quite a few, especially the poor and some very rich, are motivated by the lottery and gambling in general. Others aware of the odds against winning have no interest at all in gambling and are not motivated.

We are all motivated to eat but what we eat varies widely from one to another person. Most of us are motivated to work but the kind of job that we work in varies widely and shapes our view of the world to a large extent.

How we behave is determined by a relatively complex mix of external and internal motivators which will never be subject to mathematical formulation because the badly defined variables are simply too great in number and vagueness to be codified mathematically. Statistical norms and big data can be studied extensively in an attempt to predict human behavior or find out what motivates a human but there will never be 100% accuracy in the predictions or a certainty of what a human will do next even when confronted with the same stimuli.

Media brainwashing, indoctrination, advertising, and education is an attempt to control selfmotivation and it works in a general sense to tame the human beast and keep society interacting relatively orderly and peaceably.

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7 TIPS FOR ENDURING CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS!!!

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Be punctual with a client because no one wants to wait and waste their time and not showing up on time is equivalent to lack of promise fulfillment or a lie.

If there is no immediate or historical proof to the contrary that a client is wrong then assume that the client is right and make appropriate accommodations.  As soon as possible check if other clients have had the same complaint and address it as soon as possible if that is the case. If the client problem surfaces more than once then further questioning or investigation may be necessary to avoid future recurrences.

Clients are long duration relationships so don’t be tempted to make a killing on one transaction at client’s expense which will reflect badly on your organization if the client finds out you overcharged by a great amount for something they could have gotten elsewhere much more cheaply.

Don’t do the transaction unless it is in the client’s best interest, is what the client really needs, is at a reasonable price, and doesn’t hurt the client financially or in other ways. Don’t make pushy sales designed for instant profit but stress the needs it will fulfill or problems solved in the client’s best interest. “You may want this at extra expense but you really don’t need it” will prove to the client that you can be trusted to have their best interest at heart.

Before making an agreement with a first time client don’t be afraid to question or probe what needs you will be fulfilling or problems that you will be solving by entering a client relationship. If the client is not sure what needs they have then you can offer the needs which are usually fulfilled by your organization and get useful feedback from the client if it is a good fit. If “what do you need which we can provide?” does not get a response then “do you have this need which the organization can provide?” can start a mutually beneficial conversation. Remember that what a client wants may not be what they need and the closer you fulfill a need the happier will be the client without superfluous wants which may cost much more.

Contracts can be made but try to settle legal disputes out of court if possible and don’t enter contracts which don’t benefit you in the long duration and doesn’t make short duration financial sense.

If a client relationship is no longer profitable or the client is trying to take advantage of you unjustly then don’t be afraid to terminate the relationship.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT WANTS***

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Want: v. to desire a subset(s) which is sometimes not essential and/or not a need

Needing is a subset of wanting and what you may want you may not actually need. Impulsive shopping is a perfect example of wanting something and buying it but not really needing it.  

If we all stopped for a few moments and asked the question “do I just want it?” or “do I really need it?” then you could save much money by buying only what you need.

Do I want to be loved, admired, and respected by everyone that I meet or is it more appropriate to say that I need to be loved, admired, and respected by my spouse or closest friend. If you recognize that you can’t please everyone that you meet then you won’t create needless anxiety and fear in your life by wanting what is not important and what you really don’t need. Rid yourself of wanting the superficial and impossible things in your life.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ABUNDANCE***

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Abundance: n. having more than an adequate quantity of a subset(s) possessed and/or needed and/or desired

Wealthy nations are living in an age of seeming abundance. There is more cheap energy, cheap food, cheap goods, and cheap entertainment than we can consume and this has led to many profligate irresponsible lifestyles. There are LESS quality humans, quality relationships, quality food, quality goods, quality entertainment, quality government, and quality wilderness.

Abundance has its costs and quality is what suffers. Technology when properly applied is an antidote to bad quality but unfortunately it is also being used to promote the abundance of cheap subsets which are destroying the biodiversity of the food supply and wilderness and endangering the quality of life for future generations.

A voracious largely mindless impulsive short duration consumption of goods and services is creating too many “live for today” inefficient lifestyles which nature abhors and is already punishing humans with bad health, dysfunctional relationships, and bad addictive lifestyles.

Increasing irresponsible financial and immoral individual behavior is creating government dependency and an irresponsible financially and morally incompetent inefficient government with a leadership which no longer knows how to govern justly.

A government which encourages and rewards growing healthy organic food by not taxing it, which promotes an updated secular moral code for elementary students, which promotes thrifty personal financial behavior which includes budgeting for emergencies and old age is what is needed. A government which operates with updated just taxation and laws, has financial reserves for fiscal emergencies which does not include the counterfeiting of money as needed, and balances the national budget on a yearly basis is what is sorely needed.

Profligacy or living abundantly beyond your means is not easy to change overnight but managing abundance responsibly is something which must be done for the long duration health of humans and the healthy economy of the nation and world.

 Finally there is an abundance of money not linked to tangible assests in the hands of wealthy individuals and there is so much of it that they don’t know how to invest it wisely for the long duration because there is such an emphasis on short duration profit. This oversupply of money and not enough smarts to invest it wisely for the long duration is what is polluting the world, polluting relationships, and destroying wilderness and biodiversity of the food supply upon which civilization’s ultimate survival depends!!!!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SELFMOTIVATION***

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Selfmotivation: n. motivated by one’s desire(s) and/or need(s) and/or belief(s) and/or past experiences which activate and/or prevent one’s behavior(s)

Many of us wrongly assume that all motivation is external from other humans and events which happen in our lives. The truth is that there is a complex interaction between external motivators and internal motivators which result in the behavior which we do.

The internal motivators are what is called selfmotivation and it is the desires, needs, beliefs, past experiences, and reactions to external factors which we personally possess. The internal motivation can either stimulate us to enthusiastically pursue a goal(s) or to cautiously pursue that goal(s) or to not pursue that goal(s) all mediated by what we personally largely impulsively think in our minds.

Before we do something everything in effect passes through our personal filter of desires, needs, beliefs, and past experiences which largely determines how we react to external stimuli.

If the world does not motivate you to become a better human then don’t entirely blame the world but put most of the blame on yourself and your absence of proper selfmotivation. Ultimately you have to motivate yourself to do important things in your life and that means taking time out to think about your progress throughout life and readjusting your goals accordingly.

You must push yourself or selfmotivate yourself to do important things in your life. Try to make good judgments along the way and do the right things and not the wrong things with your life.

If you are unhappy with your lifestyle then learn new useful skills and knowledge, make some new goals, associate with better humans, exclude or reduce the bad habits in your life, and push yourself with one or more small steps which will hopefully lead to a happier future. Motivate yourself to do something better with your life and chances are that it will be much happier in the long duration.

The enemy of proper selfmotivation is the deluge of external propaganda which brainwashes you with lies, deceptions, and bad advice into leading the wrong kind of life impulsively so you are not entirely to blame if your life seems purposeless, unsatisfying, and unrewarding.

If you want to seriously exclude lies, deceptions, and bad advice from your life then you can start by reading some of my evergreen truth blogs which are the antidote to untrue political, economic, social, and even scientific propaganda which has brainwashed you and most of the world.

The truth is not always pleasant to know and frequently selfdeceptions or comforting lies are more soothing to live with. It is lies which we have lived with during our entire life to date and it is subjective lies which we believe to be the truth. Changing our long held objectively untrue beliefs is very hard to do without overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Another reason that we don’t change our untrue beliefs is that there is frequently some truth in them and they are not total untruths. There is such a thing as being partially true and partially untrue and it is the partial truth which we frequently hold on for dear life. Most of us believe that something is either totally true or totally untrue without shades of grey or uncertainty.

You can thank our archaic language for this unfortunate irrational logic that everything must be either black or white, yes or no, true or untrue, antonym or synonym, and always or never. We are all guilty of falling into the logical trap that one or a few examples is evidence enough that what we believe is always true. The truth is that many more examples can show that what you believe is only true in certain circumstances or at certain times. Most humans don’t have an analytical mentality which thinks in terms of sometimes true and sometimes untrue.

Moral truth should not be relativistic most of the time but many of our opinions and beliefs about human nature and reality are relativistic and not true all the time or not true in all circumstances. Many of our beliefs are frequently, sometimes, or infrequently true and not true all the time or under all circumstances.

Most of us are committed to our physical survival as well as the survival of our strong beliefs even though the lifelong beliefs are sometimes very wrong and untrue either totally or partially.

Continue to live with your old desires, needs,  beliefs, and untruths OR reeducate yourself and start to realistically think about and make new adjustments to your desires, needs, and beliefs and view the world and your place in it slightly or radically differently. The choice is up to you!!!!!!

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