What Do You Want?

What do you want? I don’t mean what fantastic things do you wish you owned or could do or could be. What reasonable things do you want in life that you do not currently have?

Do you want to be healthier?

Do you want to spend more wisely?

Do you want a nicer car or better clothes?

What do you want?

If you cannot answer that question, or if your answer is “I want nothing more than I already have” you can stop reading now. Rather, you can stop reading until you have figured out what you want. And all protests to the contrary notwithstanding, we all want something more.

Now that you know what you want, ask yourself how many times you have convinced yourself that you cannot

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4 Responses to What Do You Want?

  1. Louis Russo says:

    Well David, for the first time in my life, I think I can truly say that I am content with what I have and where I am. I dreamed of retirement, and that happened six years ago. I thoroughly enjoy it. About six months ago I began walking on my treadmill again, and I’ve been pretty consistent 5-6 times a week. I have enough disposable income to not worry, my bills are getting paid off, and we have a nice two week vacation planned for this summer. When the weather is nice, I golf weekly. I am truly content, and there really is no more “stuff” I long to have. Of course, it’s taken a lifetime to get here, but the trip has been worth it.

  2. The Rat says:

    I too have recently embraced the idea of going to the gym and get into better shape, and hopefully a more athletic build of my past.

    I find myself going through spurts of energy and then finding subconscious excuses from time to time. For example, I planned to have my family visit me for supper and I had an hour or two to spare but chose not to. Another day this week, I decided to stay home and blog.

    So, I’ve decided that I’m gonna hit the gym this weekend. There’s nothing worse than getting ‘out of your groove’ so to speak, and all of a sudden I weigh myself and I find myself creeping back up! It’s easier on the way up than on the way down for me (in terms of LBS).

    Nice post.

  3. Ann says:

    LOL This was rather timely! I’d just recognized that, being busier in the workshop, meant that I was slipping back into some of my bad eating habits from when I practically lived at my corporate offices. :-) Like you, some lbs. were creeping back on, so I’m back to cooking and/or taking the time to make a healthy salad.

    The rest of what I want I’m already working for… and loving every minute of the “work”. lol

  4. Gail says:

    I started walking in the beginning of March. Not far but more than I had been able to in years. Every three days I added a bit more, maybe to the next tree, finally I got to the corner (in our rural area almost a 1/2 mile away). It feels great and I feel great. On days when I am flaring up and can barely walk in the house, I miss it. I find it so relaxing to hear the birds chirping and seeing spring come into being. But to do this I had to discipline myself to do it as I also kept making excuses so now every morning I get out of bed and get dressed and go. Then I’m done for the day and know I’ve done something good for myself that is too the best of my abilities.

    This year hubby and I wrote down and posted goals so that what we wanted was in front of us and each month we post monthly goals to get us to the finish line with our main goals. I’m not sure I would know what to do with myself without something to get up in the morning to do. I need a reason on days I feel lousy to get up and get moving.

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