You might want what you need . . . or need what you want.
Sometimes, what you need isn’t what you want.
Similarly, what you want isn’t what you need.
How do we reconcile this?
Today, I was cleaning up my Google Drive, and I stumbled across this quote that I needed to hear today.
Interestingly, I wasn’t cleaning the drive because I wanted to find this . . . I was actually looking for something else that I thought I needed now.
I was wrong . . . Turns out I really had no clue what I needed now . . . and I received it anyway.
Here it is:
“If you’ve been wishing for love, you may suddenly find yourself in the company of a smart new friend. If you’ve been hoping for (and working toward) major progress at work, a new love could pop up from out of nowhere. If you want to grapple with a big family issue, your career could take off in a brand-new direction. All this means is that though you can’t always get what you want, you sometimes get a generous replacement”
My lesson . . . quit trying so hard. Focus on the right things (that matter), and you’re needs will manifest regardless of your wants.
(I think there’s a lesson in this for Home Buyers . . . Knowing the difference between needs and wants and acknowledging that letting go of expections may very well lead to scoring more needs than anticipated.)
There’s this great conspiracy afoot to deliver everything you need to you (not from Amazon) – Pay attention and quit getting in the way of the delivery by cluttering the way with frivolous wants.
There now . . . I said it!