A desire for things can be a great motivator but can also steal energy from our sense of gratitude for what we already have.
Wisdom teaches us how to balance these two forces and channel them into a healthy force to propel us forward.
It is from a sense of gratitude that we learn to value and respect what we have in a deeper and new way. And my experience has been that the more grateful I am, the less I find myself “needing” more. I simple am far more at peace and more satisfied by that which I have.
But, you and I both like new and nice things, right?
I try to focus on “new” things as rewards for my next goals. Rather than just focusing on what I can buy for sheer want, I use them to help catapult me forward to my goals and achievements.
I HIGHLY recommend every attempt to find balance between what we have and what we want.
Think about that.