What Do You Really Want?

He who is contented is rich. – Lao-Tzu

There is nothing wrong with having a Christmas List. Even if you are at the age where you have to buy things for yourself. It is, after all, one of the most fun Christmas activities.

But after you write you list out this year, ask yourself two questions about each item:

  • How will this item improve my life?
  • What would I do if I did not get this item?

Do it now. Type out your list and then underneath each item answer those questions. The answers might take a sentence or a half-page. Any length is fine. Just get it all on there.

Chances are it will change your perspective on which things you actually want the most, or if you really want them at all. And if there is a tie or a close call, consider how each item will help you reach the goals you have for your life.