Wanting is human and it’s part and parcel of being successful. If you don’t want, you won’t have. If you don’t want to be a football player, you won’t be. If you don’t want to be financially stable, you won’t be. If you don’t want to get a better paying job, you remain in that low paying job for as long as you live.
You find out that getting or having depends on wanting. That’s the fact.
It’s not enough to want, you need to desire and desire earnestly.
Most of the things we truly want are beyond our reach because they’re always the best out there. Everyone wants the best out of life. So we need to reach out to have them.
So it’s hard sometimes to have what we want and desire.
No doubt there are things out of those things we want which we can afford to buy or have someone to give to us.
But there are things we can’t afford to buy and do not have anyone to give us. We keep them in our minds and dream about them hoping our dreams will one day come true.
Now, there are things we want which do require a process to achieve and when we follow that process carefully, we achieve them.
These things are not like the beautiful clothes hanging in the fashion store or mansions waiting for a rich guy like you to go to.
These things I’m talking about require a process like this:
– you probably don’t have what it takes to have it
– but you want it
– and you desire it
– you are determined to have it
– your focus is on it
– you work hard to have it and probably have to do what you’ve not done before
– you keep being patient as you wait for things to work out
– you try again and again until your persistence pays.
It could be a particular high-level job or something bigger than you from financial point of view. It could be you desire a particular profession or occupation you know nothing about. It could be just anything good you want which seems humanly impossible but can make your life better.
You can go for it if its the best for you.
All you need to do is follow the words of William J. Locke;
“I can tell you how to get what you want; you just have to keep a thing in view and never let your eyes wander to the right or left, or up or down. And looking back is fatal”
As you want, remember that want is insatiable. It extends to the end of the world and stretches beyond the sky. The less you want the better.
Sometimes we want this time and the next thing we don’t want that anymore but we want something we left that same thing for. That’s human want for you.
Want but want less.
Sometimes I go to mega-market for example and see thousands and one thing I want and could probably afford to buy, but because I shouldn’t have them all even though I desire them with all my heart, I walk close to them and feel them close to me, I admire them earnestly but give them a pat on the shoulder and walk away – without them.
It takes a lot of self-control to be able to do that.
You want them, we desire them, but we can’t have them all. Life will be too miserable to have all we want and desire.
You should want to have enough to keep you comfortable to have a good life. If your wanting gets out of control, your happiness could be jeopardised.
All the best💕
© Florence Ezekafor
I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.