Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Do I Want?

We always know what is it that we don't want to do.
"I don't want to clean my room."
"I don't want to go visit relatives. They are boring!"
"I don't want to fail my exams."
These are statements each of us uses in everyday, mundane life. Life can be monotonous for a lot of us and nobody wants a monotonous life. We always keep complaining and cribbing about having what we don't want and about not wanting to do a lot of things.

But how many of us actually know what is it that we want? Not many, I believe.
You may not want to clean your room and you prefer a neat and tidy room but is that what you want?
You don't want to waste your Sunday visiting a bunch of relatives as they bore you to death but do you know what you want to do on that Sunday?

You don't want to fail your exams but is your goal just to pass that exam? What is your goal?

These are questions not many of us ask ourselves. If I give you 1 minute, a pen and a piece of paper and ask you to list all the things that you want, it may seem to be a very easy task but trust me, it's not going to be easy. However, if I repeat the task but ask you to list the things you don't want to do, instead, that task is going to be much easier, I believe! Try it for yourself...
Most of us end up focusing on things we don't want. We never concentrate on the things we want. Most of the times, we are not sure what we want. How can we expect to achieve our goals (wants and desires) when we are only clear about things we don't want? What we want is never the focus of our attention...

We all have heard,

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.

So, today, aspire and want something. Only then will you have a chance of getting it!


Creativity!! said...

Woww. excellent inspiring post & a very good thought!!!

Sapphire said...

Thanks dear :)

Anonymous said...

In each raindrop that melts down to my very soul,
I hear Your voice, calling and convicting me.
And I know I can't hide under the surface any longer.
I must let Your words
Expose the depth of my heart.
I must become

excelent post

Sapphire said...

Those are beautiful lines :) :)

joejoseph said...

iam smiled

I smile when I am shy
I smile when I want to cry

I smile when I am sad
I smile, when I just go mad

I smile when I am envious
I smile when I am very jealous

I smile when I am happy
I smile when I feel shaky

I smile when I am emotional
I also smile when I act abnormal

I smile when I am overloaded
I smile when I miss my beloved

I smile when I think something
I smile when I think just nothing

Do you know why I am smiling? When I smile at you?
Dear friend, I think it�s a very tough question I asked you! !

Never mind whatever be the reason behind my smile,
Dear, just pass me a smile, at least I feel good for a while

Sapphire said...

:) :) No matter what the reason is behind your smile, it always makes the person on the receiving end feel good :) Spreading Smiles = Spreading Happiness :D

Ria said...

Nice and inspiring dear! :)

Sapphire said...

Thanks Ria :)

Jack said...


True. One needs to be positive. Once we overcome negative trait, the happiness follows as a result.

Take care

Sapphire said...

well-saiD :) always look at the glass as half-full!

lala [mrs. new guy] said...

mmm this is so true sapphire. i have a whole list of things i want and don't want, just for today.

i'm hungry and want a delicious meal, but i don't want to cook.

i'm bored and would love to go outside, but i don't want to put the effort into making myself presentable for public viewing.

i want to be a runner but starting to run sucks. i don't want to run.

and i definitely don't want to clean my room.

Sapphire said...

@Lala [Mrs. New Guy]
Ha!Ha! I am like you in many ways - I want my room to be neat but I hate tidying up! I feel hungry and don't want to cook but expect a delicious meal to be available at once!!

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