As we continue our Wellness Wednesday focus on creating connections so as to meet our desire for belonging, we need to consider a basic need of all human beings. Think of it this way. Every person goes through life carrying the following imaginary sign:

Yes, everyone has a need to be understood. We can sometimes confuse this with agreement. I don’t need you to agree with me; I just need you to understand me. When understanding happens, connection happens.

While doing this series of Wellness Wednesdays on connection, I came upon Larry C. Rosen’s TEDxsalinas talk on The Secret to Understanding Humans.

Larry’s talk focuses on what motivates people. It’s well worth the 18 minutes to better understand self and others by more deeply understanding what motivates us. Please click HERE to view his talk.

As you go through the next week pay attention to:

  1. How understanding the motives of someone you encounter leads to a more meaningful connection.
  2. How not understanding someone’s motives prevents a meaningful connection from taking place.

From our team…Willow, Kevin, and Tom…who are motivated by establishing connections for your success.

Paul Bernabei, Director
Top 20 Training