Identify My Life Needs
The quality of life we experience is determined by what we do or don’t do in meeting our life needs.
If we can come to know, prioritize, and take actions to meet our life needs, we experience positive outcomes and live a life that we enjoy. If we stay stuck in doubt and and have imbalances in how we do what we do, life needs are left unfilled and we experience negative outcomes in our lives.
You can use the My Life Needs worksheet to take a look at and determine how satisfied you are with your progress in meeting your needs in all the areas of your life.
Use the Life Needs Worksheet to examine each category of your life and become aware of what you need to do.
Identify the areas of your life where you are satisfied.
Identify the areas of your life where you are dissatisfied.
Identify one area where you are most dissatisfied.
Get Into Action
Identify the action steps that you will need to take to bring meet that need.
When meeting your needs, prepare the timeline for when you need to take action. Some tasks need to be done daily, some weekly, some monthly, some yearly, some occasionally. Some needs have a deadline. Some are ongoing.
Today, what is the next action step you can take to meet the need that is your most important priority.
Take that action today.
When we get into action, we create a life that we enjoy. If you are not satisfied with your life as it is today, what needs do you have that need action? Which action can you take today. Choose one action you can take to move toward filling that need today. Then tomorrow take another action.
Accept Responsibility for Filling My Life Needs
My life is my responsibility. Your life is your responsibility. I am responsible for filling the needs of my life. You are responsible for filling the needs of your life. We are responsible for cooperating to fill common needs.
When I do not have the ability to fill a need, it is acceptable for me to ask for help. However, expecting (consciously or unconsciously) someone else to do what is mine to do is not the solution for getting my needs met.
It is my responsibility to take the actions to meet my life needs – not someone else’s.
Failing to take action or waiting for someone else to take the actions to give me what I want ultimately leads to conflict.
When we give attention to taking the action to fill our individual and common life needs in priority order with conscious awareness, intention, and agreement, our lives moves forward in good orderly direction.