The 54th Deadline: Wants

I need to be more honest about my “wants” in life.

I need to write them down and be completely serious with what I truly desire. I admit there are days where I envision something outlandish, something probably a bit too farfetched for their own good.

But hey, it’s fun to dream. Let me have my fun. Still, that’s what is going on in my mind versus what I need to do to get my life on track for real.

The other day, I asked my friend what he wanted to do with his life. He couldn’t give me a direct answer. At which point, I realized I was kind of in the same boat.

Respectively, anyway.

Obviously, I want my life to be “better.” That’s a given. But what does better entail?

From a quantifiable standpoint, what exactly does this better mean for me?

More money?

A bigger place?

A nicer car?

More people in my circle?

What (and how much)?

At the end of the day, I know I am not living up to my own potential. I know my circumstances can improve drastically with a lot of effort and work from my end. It can be done. I know it can.

Something Concrete

Loose goals and desires are bad news. They aren’t specific.

You can’t just say you desire something “nicer” without being truthful about what this means. By how much of a degree? What shade of an improvement is it?

That’s the problem with my life in a lot of ways.

I need to be more honest.

My wants need to be written out, laid before me so I can say, without any bullshit, that this is what I want. Only then, and only then, can I finally move forward with my life.

I better get started.

“Progress is perseverance.” — Nhan Pham

Originally published at The 54th Deadline.