What You Desire is What You Become

“What we insistently desire, over time, is what we become.” – Neal A. Maxwell

When we don’t focus our desires in the form of goals or commitments, we become what others want us to be – and at some stage this inevitably clashes with who we are.

Often, we chase after things that we don’t want at the expense of the things most important to us.

Here are a few ways to figure out what we are about, and what we desire:

  1. Write out or review goals for the year. Ask yourself what you will do next if you accomplish all of your goals.
  2. Jot down 10 things you are thankful for. Ask yourself what you can do 10x those things in your life.
  3. Thing of the most memorable thing that’s happened to you this past year or two. Think about how you can replicate that experience for yourself or someone else.