If I were to ask you, “Are you successful?” What would be your response? Most people would recognize success as completing an objective or reaching a goal. I’m often amazed at how many people define success as achieving material positions or money. As it turns out, this is some sort of winning but NOT success at all!
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was helpful in 20th Century management but needs shouldn’t effect our vision when doing creative work. The most creative people prefer to minimize satisfying their basic “needs” in order to focus on their “wants”.