Why We Do What We Do


Tony Rollins discusses what influences people in their decisions. He believes emotion is the force of life. He credits emotion for the instances when people make decisions not in their self-interest. He unpacks the question of “What is it that shapes us?” He also explains the six essential things humans need: certainty, uncertainty, significance, intimacy, to grow, and to contribute beyond ourselves. How we live depends on which of the elements drives us most.


  • What motivates your actions?
  • Rollins explains that the defining the factor is never resources, it is resourcefulness. How can you remind yourself to make the decision to be resourceful in the way you lead?
  • Take these 3 questions on the slide (at 7:58) and apply them to something you hope to do this year.