The summer after I graduated from high school, one-hit-wonder Skee-Lo released a popular hip hop song called I Wish where he rhymed about all the things he wished he was and had. He lamented, “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good, I’d call her. I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat, and a 64 Impala.” Seems reasonable, no?
Ok, so you might not relate with Skee-Lo’s wish list, but most of us share his desire to be and have more. If we’re truly being honest with ourselves, we’re able to see our shortcomings. For some, this “wish list” of traits and characteristics serves as a healthy challenge. For others, it can be an all-consuming obsession. Hopefully your wish list inspires you to reach your full potential.
If you could choose just a few wishes, what would you pick?
Would you wish to be more patient? Less critical? More organized? Less controlling? More disciplined?
What if there was just one trait that could help you attain all of the other wishes on your list?
I think that single trait exists. I think it’s courage. It’s the courage to consistently pursue where we fall short in order to become the person we know we’re capable of being.
Personally, I wish I had more courage to say and do what I believe is right and true, without worrying about the judgement from potential critics. I wish I had more courage to ignore my fears and follow my gut. In the end, I wish I had more courage to be all that I am.
How about you… What do you wish for?