Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I'm up way later than I should be this evening.  I will go to bed soon, I promise.

But until then, let's talk about wants.

I want some things.  I want an iPhone.  I want a Mac laptop.  I want a bicycle.  I also want a good quality digital SLR camera.

I don't need any of these things, but I want them.  My life won't be better if I do have them, but they will make me feel good.  I will enjoy them and the sense of achievement for having obtained them.

I've made the decision that I shall have all of those things by the end of 2009.  And once I've made up my mind, it will happen.  Dunno how, dunno when, but it will.

That's how my trip to the  US happened.  I made the decision that I was going to go to the US for my 35th birthday, and that I was going to spend the whole holiday season there, from my birthday in late October through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  I just made up my mind.  And to this day I still don't know how I quite wangled it, but I did and it was the trip of a lifetime.

I am a firm believer that once you put your mind to something, you can make it happen.  Of course, it doesn't just happen miraculously on it's own, you have to have some input into the deal, but once you've made that decision the input is much easier.

I didn't always believe this.  Until a few years ago, I believed the whole of life was about fate and luck and that I had really bad luck.  But I had a shift in my thinking and started believing I could put my mind to anything I wanted and needed in life, and since I have, it's mostly worked for me.  Of course there have still been big challenges that cropped up, but I've found that when I've made the decision to deal with those challenges or make changes, then they tend to shift and change around me.

How do you feel about the things you want in life, be they material, emotional or general life goals?  Do you feel like you have any control over the likelihood of those wants being realised?  Do you believe it's up to fate?


Katagal Kapers said...

I am with you there! It is amazing the power you possess once you decided that you will use it!
I have never failed at anything once I have decided I wanted to achieve, purchase it or do it! It seems that the hardest part of it is deciding you want the desired item after that it will happen because you become aware of opportunities that will enable you to achieve your desire!

Library Nerd said...

What a great entry!
Me doth thinks you are a philosopher!
I am torn between theories on fate/ destiny and pure science.
Although many things in my life seem to have no purpose at the time they are happening and it does seem like I am suffering unjustly, things seem to improve as a result of them. I'm talking about major things, like death, abuse and so on.
I think that motivation and goals are what keep people focussed: If you can dream it, you can do it. That's what Walt Disney said.
I am no faith in my goals, so they don't get done.
If you've got guts, it'll happen. I have no guts.
I would like to believe in Kamra and Destiny but I am too much of a Mythbuster Scientist to hold beliefs about the intangible. Mind you, I think my life woudl be easier if I suspended my disbelief... and maybe if I had a religion. LOL.
I might be waffling.
But this entry was indeed interesting.
I would like a pair of shoes that fit without causing me pain (Issues there!) I'd like to be fit and active. And I'd like to be able to see goals and achieve them. That's my thing right now. Being able to do it. :-)

Library Nerd said...

P.S., My typos suck badly.

Being Brazen said...

I do think people have a certian amount of control when it comes to getting what they want. The more determined and positive you are about getting the thing you want - the better your chances of actually getting it :)

I also want a Mac laptop and an iphone...

Sleepydumpling said...

Not to mention that when you decide it's going to happen, you're more likely to put the effort in to making it happen.

TribeRingers said...

I don't believe it is fate (having said that I do believe in this thing called fate).

I believe it's believing, hard work and getting off your posterior that gets you what you want. :)