It is truly amazing how the more we hanker after soemthign, the more inaccessible it gets.
What we want most, seems to be just out of reach. Almost, but not quite in hand.
"When you want something, all the world conspires in helping you to achieve it"
Thats what Coelho had said in The Alchemist. I really believed it. However, I forgot one thing...that by the end of the book he also shows the achievement does not mean anything by the time you achieve it.
It is the moment that makes the difference I feel, not the achievement. For afterall, if one wants to own the game of monopoly as a child, buying one at the age of 30 is really, hardly of any help, except a satisfaction of knowing that you have 'achieved' it.
It is, the 'time' of achievement that makes the achievement a real, well, achievement.
At the other times, you will never get what you want at that moment. One is always at a loss of words when words are most required. Memory fails you when it is crucial to remember exactly that incident. And, to be more commonplace, the house keys are always unavailable when you are in a hurry.
However, moving away from the mundane everyday things, an observation of our greater wants is to be seen.
Hope and want, together form a heady mixture and confidence. However, fate is ironical. Confidence and a form of hubris bring forth vanity, a sure shot recipe for downfall. Hence, it is rarely that one achieves the goal immediately. There is humility however, after some time, by when the want has reduced, but achievement is assured...The TIME however, remains wrong.
The most important part therefore remains to want something, with dedication btu not with a do or die sitation.
It would seem that it is important to want things, but want them because well, you want them, but not because you cannot live without them. That makes one desperate. And desperation is not good. It tends to create mistakes, and expose weaknesses.
To want something, to have that thing, one needs to keep all mental faculties working and for that, one has to keep a cool head, and be able to think - be it the car keys or something much much bigger.