It's funny how we all dream about something...
Money, honor, success, piety, large families, health, beauty, popularity, big houses, fancy cars, exciting vacations, and so on.
Some people even dream of technology and big data, and wanting to either come up with "the next big thing" or simply have all the answers to everything.
In the election session now, Saturday Night Live (SNL) frequently makes fun of some candidates at how much they desperately want to be president.
I wonder though between the connection of wanting something so much and actually getting it.
Does wanting it...led you to actually get it.
Perhaps, it actually can push it further away.
One women who I was talking with told me that the more you want something, the less likely you are to get it, period.
You want it too much (you're greedy, narcissistic, or think you are somehow ultimately deserving and the world just owes it to you)!
The universe just won't let you have it when you are desperate for it.
You have to be ready for it...cool with it...and most importantly, at peace with yourself, and then you can get where you want to be.
There is something that rings so true about that.
Desperation and success do not make good bedfellows.
In fact, the more you know somebody wants something, isn't that just such a huge turn-off (you start questioning their motives and everything) and in a way you want to recoil and not give it to them.
Sure, knowing what you want helps.
Hard work helps.
But being okay with whatever G-d decides for you is critical.
You can't go with your head through the door!
G-d will either open or close the path to you...and all the kings horses and all the kings men won't make the difference in the end. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)