In my kids’ assessments, I often need to discover what motivates the kids, so I play wizard games with them.
I believe that wanting is the essence of life. This is the battery that keeps us moving. I know that many parents tell their kids that life is not about what they want, when they really want to say that in life, we do not always get what we want. This is true, but I think they are making a mistake. Life is all about wanting.
Even in Buddhism, the intention or desire is what starts everything. Without it, we do nothing at all. We do not think, do not feel, do not do, do not move, do not connect and do not even search for happiness and good life. Without wanting, life has not meaning.
What do you want?
This is a simple question and your answer reveals a lot about you. I teach my clients to ask themselves this question from time to time and answer it.