Let’s play pretend:
scene opens with you and me in my office. I have a
phone headset in my hand and I’m on a call.
click the hold button on the phone and say to you,
“It seems that God wants to know what it is you
that I’ve got God — or at least some angel or
administrative muckity-muck in God’s office — on the
Do you know what do you really want?
(It’s an easy question to answer
I have found over and over again that
what people first say they want usually isn’t what
they really want.
When it comes to material
things, usually we don’t want the trinket as much as
we want the feeling that we imagine will come along
with possessing it. (That’s why we get bored of
possessions so quickly, we didn’t really want them
as much as we wanted what we thought it would bring
us — which it doesn’t — and so we go off in search
of a new bauble or different momentary
Can you think of 15
things you want?
10 minutes of
Most people after writing what they want
for a few minutes wind up with very different
answers than they started with.
encourage you to do the following personalized,
religious experience: for the next 10 minutes
write out everything you want. (You’ll be
surprised at what you come up with.)
If you care to share what you came up with in 10
minutes, I welcome your wants. Should you want a
copy of my list, please e-mail
you complete your list, there are a few things to
- What are you currently doing
that is helping you get what you want?
are you currently doing that is preventing you from
getting what you want?
- What is it that you
are *not* currently doing that might help you get
what you want?
- As a result of thinking about
the above — what can you commit to doing to help you
to get what it is that you want?
- When will
you commit to doing it?
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