The weekend trip I planned did not work out as I wanted.
I wanted something and I did not get it. Later I realized that I really did not want it. I asked myself "Why did I want it? - What's behind the WANT?" Then I realized what I desire. But the means to get it I don't want. Complicated, right? An unrelated example: You want a cigarette. Then you smoke it and find it disgusting. Why did you want it? To change your state and to get a dopamine rush. But there are better ways to fulfil that need. You can go for a walk to change your thoughts or do intense exercise to get the same effect (even better). You want something but the method to get it you don't really want. Maybe you think that's the only or best option. No, it isn't! Or you want 1 Million Dollars. Why do you want it? Security, less worries, status, living your dreams, a new car, creating a company, etc..... Why? And can't you achieve the same without the Million Dollars? YES! Imagine you have all those things! What's next? Behind all the desires there is something behind it. Maybe it is significance? But that you can achieve without the Million. Like with the cigarette. There is a reason behind it. Do you know it? What is the desire? And how can we achieve it? To feel significant in life - you can that, even without the Million! From now on I will ask myself: "What is behind the desire? And what are my options? There is not only ONE way to fulfil that desire!