The Problem with Want

Want is never enough. I’ve come to realize that.

Want drives us to do things that don’t take us to where we need to be. Because the truth is, we always want things we don’t need. And what we do need, we rarely see.

For instance, I had a really hard time getting over my ex a few years back. I knew that we weren’t good for each other and that things weren’t working. I just wanted things to go back to how they were. It was that want that drove me for a long time. It was hard for me to actually move on because I had wanted so much more out of that relationship.

Pretty soon, all that was left was want. The love was gone. We both knew it but I still tried to make it work.



I felt comfortable with our life together. I didn’t want things to change. I thought she was the one. I had wanted her to be the one for some time and so I held on to that want, hoping it would change things.

But like I said, want is never enough.

Picture credit – Steve Lambert