I once had a client say, “honestly, I envy what you have: the way you’ve set up your life, your business, the time you have with your family and how it flows through the week, week to week - I wish I had what you have.”
He was dead serious and the most opened-up I’d ever seen him. I was speechless. He was a good guy. He has a family. He’s “arrived” in the sense that he was successful by every worldly variable, a young high-level executive, highly respected professionally, extremely connected, endowed with a substantial trust fund from inter-generational wealth, the money, the houses, the trips, the cars, the watches, the clothes, the typical what-you-think-of Americana has-it-all.
Yesterday my wife and kids and I were driving home together and my son said, “I don’t need to make any more wishes.”
My wife and I said, “why’s that?”
My son said, “because I already have my greatest wish: that I see my whole family every day - no matter how bad a day, it’s a good day as long as I see you guys.”
There are a lot of distractions in life. There are a lot of things we strive for and think we want. But so many of those things other people obtain only to find an emptiness in their hearts. If you can really look around - and I mean REALLY look around - you will find you need not make any more wishes.