In-Between: I Want What I Want, But I Know I Don't Need It.


Why does this life have to be so hard? Why can't I just have what I want even though I know it's not what I need. Everybody else seems happy, I want to be happy too. It shouldn't have to be so complicated! ugh!!  I know, I know, I know I shouldn't have animosity towards anyone but it's just not fair. You keep telling me everything that glitters isn't gold but it still looks beautiful. I want beauty, I want good things, I want success, I want the easy way out. I want, I want, I want. 

Isn't that how life normally goes. We get so focused and caught up on what we want that we neglect what we need. For instance, we want fast satisfaction so we go out and live these lives full of drinking, partying, and abuse that only last for the night. Leaving us to have to wake up, get dressed, and do it all over again this time with more of a hangover than we had before. At the end of every emotional high comes the breakdown. Then we realize it's only temporary.

I remember the time when that was my life story. I never wanted to wait, instead I enjoyed temporary thrills that never held any substance. The only thing accomplished was a night full of misfortune and a morning spent in bed with a pounding headache and nausea. Or maybe that wasn't you. Maybe you are the girl or guy that wants to be loved. So much so that you continue to settle for whatever's easy. You want fast satisfaction so you take it. No wonder you have a different "bae" every valentines day. Instead of taking the time to get to know yourself and figuring out who you are, you bounce from person to person. That's not what you need but you don't want to be alone.

Take the time to look at your actions and figure out what motivates you. Are you driven by your WANTS or NEEDS? Are you willing to take the time to make lasting impacts on your life or are you only interested in what today's satisfaction hold. So many of us fall short of flourishing to our full potential due to the fact that WE JUST DON'T WANT TO WAIT. Let's begin to think different. How great would it be if we could become who we are supposed to be instead of settling for something we aren't.

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