Wanting is under-rated. Lately the idea of having wants is under attack. We are told we should be satisfied. Stop being so greedy. Settle down. Accept what is.  

I think that type advice might only feel right to those who need a re-education as to the ways we truly receive and share the gifts of life. 

Wants are powerful! They are good stuff! They wake us up. Get us moving. Help us set goals. Make us more creative. Inspire us to set plans and think. Motivate us to collaborate and communicate better with other people. Because of all this and more, I firmly believe our ongoing personal, familial and work successes in life begin with owning our wants. 

For example, I believe that the greatest want is to become someone that our world will miss after we’re gone. Also, I never want to give up wanting to be better than I was yesterday. These wants are personal nudges and exhilarating wants that should not be confused with selfishness or even envy of what others might have. Rather, such wants are about respect of one’s efforts, coupled with the belief that the world will become better if we share what we gain as we reach, accomplish or achieve each want. I see it kind of like rungs on a ladder: One want leading to the next until we’ve climbed to our highest peaks: Peaks which are very personal, maybe very private, and certainly unique to each of us. 

Keep wanting, keep growing, keep finding ways to help others fulfill their wants and in turn your wanting will become both a valuable asset and a steady guidepost leading you towards greater satisfaction, accomplishments and ultimately greater self-esteem.

I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.