It resonated with lots of people in the room and it made others uncomfortable. Uncomfortable about their privilege. Their privilege to decide what they want for their life.
Having the ability to choose what you want can be difficult. What if you dont know what you want? What if you choose something and then you realize don’t want it anymore.
Elle has a great technique for recording what she wants. She will write her wants, whether they be small wants or big wants.
I’ve adopted this practice in my own home, since in the past I’ve struggled with knowing what I wanted.I’ve put up lots of wants that may seem unattainable but I’m happy to share that I’ve received some of them already(I guess you’ll have to come over to my place to read my index cards:)
Awhile back my buddy Ronen V encouraged me to take part in the same exercise and I can’t recall if I ever created a want list. One helpful trick he shared with me was that you can have contradictory wants.
For example I have 2 index cards on my wall. One that reads: I want to have lots of kids. The other reads: I want to have zero kids.
When you start meditating on what you want you start a dialogue with yourself and with others to understand why you want what you want as well as you begin starting making moves consciously or unconsciously in the direction of obtaining what you want.
As someone who used to not think they had permission to want things, this is a great exercise of the mind, I highly recommend it.”—the michael galpert experience: Permission to Want