Found “wanting”

February 11, 2016

Am I wrong to say that we all WANT something? I don’t think I am. It may vary from person to person, a LOT, but I think its pretty safe to say that most people want something. Think about it for a second. What is something that you want? Really want. For your future, for you present, for anything. For today, tomorrow, or 5 years from now. For you, your best friend, your significant other, your mom.

As you know from previous posts, we took this step. We asked ourselves what we wanted. And we went for it. We’re still going for it. And we’re extremely happy that we took that leap of faith. We have the time, money, and health to do things that we want to do (although we are homebound for the next couple months as we wait for little Baby Braun to make her entrance!). And that is what inspires us to ask you.

What do you want? Really take a second. Or a minute. Or an hour. Some people will be able to think about it before I snap my fingers. Others it might take a little bit of time. And others might not even understand what I mean by, “What do you want?” because they’ve never been asked that question.

Well, I’m asking now. What is it that you want?

I asked some of the people close to me what it is they want. These were some of their answers (maybe some will resonate with you):

I want…

  • to travel.
  • to get a new car.
  • a house for my family (and variations of: I want to move into a bigger place).
  • to snowboard/scuba dive/surf more.
  • to be HEALTHY.
  • to give more time to my passions.
  • to develop passions.
  • less stress.
  • a relationship and a family.
  • to have more patience.
  • to have enough so that I don’t worry when it comes to paying rent.
  • more time.
  • to relax and not feel guilty that I’m relaxing.
  • to feel fulfilled every day.
  • to love what I do.

Sometimes I wonder, why do we live our lives “wanting.”

Is it that some people don’t believe that they deserve to get what they want? Or believe that they are doing everything in their power to get what they want? Or feel like there is only ONE way to get what they want? Do people feel like society tells them to not want the things that they want? Or you can get what you want, but you can’t do it that way, it has to be this other way?

Or maybe its because life is stressful? People don’t feel like they have the time to get what they want. Stress gets in the way of taking time for one self or taking time for others. We’re always in a rush. Always late. Too busy or too exhausted.

When you subtract out the time we have to spend every day doing the things we have to do like working, sleeping, commuting, errands, etc. most of us don’t have more than one or two hours each day to do the things that we want to do, if that! Some of us have NO time (or it feels that way) to do the things we want to do. And if we had the time to do it, would we have the money?

How will our situation ever change if we get stuck in this constant stress and pressure of life? The honest answer. It won’t. Not if you don’t choose to change it or do something about it.

There’s only one difference between those that get what they want and those that don’t.

The difference is actually DOING something about it. It is safe and easy to just look at your “wants” from a far. But saying to yourself, NO, I want a change. I don’t want to live paycheck to paycheck. I don’t want to be stressed every day. I don’t want to be confined to my city when I want to see the world. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to constantly be dreaming about my “wants.”

Now saying those things to yourself, and believing them, and wanting to take action against them, now that takes some guts. That takes some real motivation. Because as humans, we like to stay where we are. We like to stay comfortable, in the known, in the “safe zone.”

You’ll find that the only thing standing in your way is you. Just you.

I want you to tell yourself to get out of the way! (as cheesy as that sounds, and I know, it sounds cheesy, but I talk to a lot of people every day and I would have to say more than half of them are in their own way when it comes to getting what they want).

It can be scary. Terrifying really, to finally tell yourself, I’m going to go for what I want. We’ve both been there. I’ve actually been there multiple times.

And it comes down to your belief in YOU.

So are you ready? Are you ready to take a good look at what you want? Are you ready to take some time to get what you want?


And lastly…

What will you FEEL like when you get it?






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  • Reply astha April 30, 2016 at 2:56 AM

    I will remember this post and your words the next time I find myself losing hope when something I want takes too long to materialize 🙂

    • sondiestrat
      Reply sondiestrat April 30, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      Thank you Astha! I’m so glad we are able to inspire you to continue on your path towards what you want. We always say: as long as what you are doing is always in service of what you want, then you are on the right path! And sometimes it does take time, good things usually do, but keep at it, and stay positive and true to it, and you will achieve it. Thanks so much for reading!

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