What do you want?
I have asked that question of myself and of others many, many, many times. It never gets old because it never gets answered---fully that is. On the surface we all have an idea of what we want. The ideas present themselves in many forms. We say we want to be happy, rich, successful, married, single, thin, healthy, secure, enlightened (whatever that means), and on---and on. Those are what I call surface answers. Those answers will point you in the direction of what you want but not really fulfill the job of getting you there.
In addition, a large number of people who know what they want---or have an idea of it at least---do not engage themselves in the things or more specifically, actions that they need to do daily to get what they want. For example, you may say that you want to be happy. Yet, you surround yourself with a group of unhappy friends, you’ve been in the same unhappy relationship for 3 years, and you are unhappy with the fact that you never finished college. Everything about you right now is un-something. How do you reconcile your daily life choices with your desire to be happy?
Today, I want you to think about the things that you say you want. Consider the house you want. The body you want. The wife you want. The husband you want. The career you want---the life that you have always dreamed of living. Now answer this question. What intentional decisions and actions have you taken, today, to get yourself closer to experiencing the things you want? In order to answer this question, you must get past the surface answers and straight to the core. You must also take an inventory of your daily activities, environment, friends, etc.
Doing what you need to do will ensure that you able to also do what you want to do.