Re-Vamped Goals Categories


As I told you in Monday’s post, I liked the expanded and updated version of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. As a refresher, the updated eight categories are:  Biological/Physiological, Safety, Love and Belongingness, Esteem, Cognitive, Aesthetic, Self-Actualization, and Transcendence.

I’ve combined a few of them so here are the five categories I’m keeping: Biological/Physiological, Safety, Love and Belongingness, Esteem, and Transcendence.

I found that the Cognitive and Aesthetic categories were interspersed among the other categories, which is why I eliminated them as stand-alone categories. For instance in Cognitive I had self-development goals.  I found I’d repeated what I put under some of the Esteem and Transcendence categories.  With the Aesthetic category qualities such as beauty, comfort, and a peaceful environment I had already included in several other categories.  And, to me, Self-Actualization went hand-in-hand with Transcendence so I combined those two categories.

How about you? Have you found that you’re combining categories–or are you adding categories to your goals?  Let me know in the comments below!

Please pass this along to a friend. Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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      ~Your Friend and Pep Pal, Lauren


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