I’ve observed that it’s easier for us to list what we don’t want. But can we truly list what we want? Can we speak it forth? Can we proclaim without apology?
Do you think it’s selfish to “want?”
A dear friend of mine once said to me, “Stop being a martyr. It doesn’t look good on you.”
What does that mean?
At that time in my life, I chose to act in a state of apology for who I was, suppressed what I longed for, dismissed what I dreamed of, tempered what I desired, forbade what I wanted, etc. I let my insecurity keep me hidden. After all, to want is selfish, right?
Wrong. Selfish means a lack of consideration for others and being only concerned with your own profit. To want is a desire and a wish.
It’s up to you if you want to step into your wants selfishly or with desire. Both will get results; although the outcomes will be different.
Do you know what happens when you know what you want?
You activate motion. Whether small or great, motion is motion. A caterpillar or a cheetah. Both are moving forward. Don’t underestimate the power of movement.
I want to get from A to Z.
How will you do that?
I will start at A until I reach B; then I will go to C. Thought-filled timeliness. Or I will start at A and will leap to Z. Passionate timeliness.
Both are valuable. Both are moving you forward.
Pause and take inventory of what you want in:
- Quality of Life
Currently, do your desired wants have active motion?
If not, what are you going to do about it? What small or large steps can you take to activate your wants?
Stay in motion.
– Karen Thrall