The Truth behind the Old Saying “You Can Have Anything You Want”

You can have anything you want, but on the other hand, you can’t have it all! Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?

No dream is too big to achieve. If one other person has achieved it, you can be the second. If no other person has achieved it, you can be the first. Dream big, dream big! However, we do live in a finite world for a finite period of time, but with an infinite imagination.

Our imagination can create more wants than a computer can generate random numbers. We’re not going to have time for all the wants we want.

There are those who say, “I want it all!” We wonder, if they ever got it all, where would they put it? When would they find the time to use it all, or even the time to learn how to use it all? In fact, we can’t “have it all” – there’s simply not enough time.

To make “having it all” a goal is not realistic. Long before we get “it all” we run out of time, energy and resources. Maybe that’s why people who “want it all” often look so tired.

More often, however, we come across people who don’t want enough. Oh, they may want enough in the sense of a little here and a little there and all the little add up to “enough.” Unfortunately, many of that little aren’t what they really want – they’re little they think they should want because somebody said they should want them. If they had their heart’s desire – the Big Want – they would willingly “sacrifice” most of the little stuff.

We have only so much time and so much energy and so many resources, and we’re going to spend them on something. The tragedy in most people’s lives is that they spend that time, energy and resources doing something other than their heart’s desire.

We are, of course, never given more time. We all have 24 hours each day. We’re going to spend that time doing something. Why not spend it pursuing our dreams? Energy and resources come in, as needed, to fulfill the purpose.

It’s when we have too many purposes or purposes that variance with each other that we run up against “you can’t have everything you want.”

They can have anything they want, but they can’t have everything they want – which means that it is important to really focus on what it is you want because while you can attract your heart’s desire – there is limited time in your life to do so, so do not waste it on what you don’t want!



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