I have found great meaning in this quote over the last few days. We all have wants, and knowing what you want in general is a good thing. But what if those things never come again?
What if you lose your job or don't have that delicious cookie to eat? Do you need that drink to be happy? That motorcycle? That significant other? That closure?
- Do you still have your character?
- Do you still have your faith?
- Do you still have your salvation and eternal perspective?
- I want Parallel Kingdom to succeed.
- I want my company to be profitable.
- I want my team to be happy.
- I want my team to be productive.
- I want a power kite, ice skates, a good date, etc.
- I want snow.
Instead of thinking: "I'm alive. I have faith. This is what I have. Thank God for the things I have!"
So my next months will be coming to terms with this. Wants are good. Knowing what you want is a very healthy thing. But trapping yourself in a tunnel of wants instead of haves ruins your genuine happiness.