They have what I want. It is not something that I say often. They have what I want is a sentiment that I don't like much. Nothing gained by being jealous of what others own, or should I say that I am very cautious about what I allow myself to be jealous of.
In this case I am not jealous in the literal sense of the word. Not jealous for a wide variety of reasons, but the primary one is that they have something that I can get. And that makes a significant difference to me. Because if I want something and it is within my grasp than I truly have no reason to be upset with anyone other than myself.
It is about controlling your own destiny. It is about taking life by the balls and steering your ship. There, that is what I have learned. That is 41 years of wisdom. Figure out what it is you want and then go get it. It is not always easy.
It is not always easy because sometimes you don't really know what you want. That is one of those things that they don't teach you in school. They tell you to work hard and that if you do you can be anything. What they don't say is that sometimes you don't know what you want to be.
I have a list of things that I want to be and a set of goals that go along with it. In this case I can even tell you who the mysterious they are. They are three bloggers who share a number of things in common, but the one that really grabs my attention is author.
Yep, they have all written books. All of them have published tales and that is something that I wish to do. They have what I want, but as I said earlier it is not out of my reach. So now it is up to me to do the work, to find the way and venture down the path.
And because you all want to know who I am referring to I am going to provide links to their blogs:
Ivy League Insecurities
Clark Kent's Lunchbox
And Triplets Make Six
Now go! Go read their blogs and learn more about them. Read, enjoy and remember that sometimes it is ok to want what others have. Because sometimes that is the one thing you need to realize that you can get it too.