Is Wanting More a Bad Thing?

December 26, 2018
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Terri Maxwell

Is Wanting More a Bad Thing?

Is wanting more a bad thing or a good thing? My answer is a flat out: it’s a GREAT THING! The desire for more is not your selfish ego, but rather your soul. That’s right. Your soul communicates to you through desire.
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If you clicked on this title, you probably feel an ache for more – whether it’s more money, more success, more joy, or even more meaning to life. Or you could be questioning whether you should just be happy with what you have.

I don’t know about you, but I was taught that “more” was a bad thing. Simple messages like, “there’s starving children in Africa,” to more damaging messages like, “rich people are evil,” permeated my childhood.

Society sends conflicting messages about desires and goals.

So, is wanting more a bad thing or a good thing? My answer is a flat out: it’s a GREAT THING! The desire for more is not your selfish ego, but rather your soul. That’s right. Your soul communicates to you through desire.  

Don't be misled into thinking you shouldn't want more in your life: more money, more joy, more success and more love.
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Part of why we aren’t EVER completely satisfied is because the soul is on an innate quest for more. That’s why wants and desires are always bubbling up. It’s our soul wanting to evolve.  

Unfortunately, we misunderstand this soulful quest for more. We feel guilty, or worse, think where we are right now isn’t good enough, and therefore fear WE aren’t good enough.  

This causes us to harshly judge ourselves and make excuses for why we shouldn’t or can’t have what we really want. This is an endless and unnecessary trap.  

Where we are and who we are right now is exactly where we’re meant to be, while we experience the desire for more. It is through desire that we evolve. When you understand this truth, you’ll realize what those innate desires for more are not bad for you. They’re evidence of the soul wanting to expand to aid you in BECOMING more (not just having more).

Desire is a good thing. Desire is the language of the soul. Desire is how the soul communicates to us – by guiding us toward expansion and growth.  

As we begin an uncertain 2020, here are three tips:

1)   Don’t misinterpret the soul’s hunger for more and think you’re not good enough. Just open up to how your soul wants to grow and expand. Don’t doubt your desire or dreams. Follow them.

2)   Release the grasp of fear and remove limiting beliefs and self-defeating behavior that keep you stuck. Embrace the journey to more.

3)   Know that above all else, you have the power to create just about anything in your life. Embrace that power.

So, what MORE do you want to create? Do you want more success, more joy, more money, or more meaning?

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With the soulfulness of Wayne Dyer and the entrepreneurial spirit of Richard Branson, Terri is a world-class business growth expert, social impact investor, and serial entrepreneur whose purpose is to inspire potential. With her own money, Terri built a portfolio of purposeful companies, Share On Purpose, Inc., and now invests in and creates mission-driven start-ups.

In a career that spans more than 25 years, Terri has launched, owned, sold, rebranded or turned around more than 40 companies. She is known for her game-changing business models and personal transformation frameworks.

Everything she built came directly from a wellspring of perseverance and soulful resiliency, which she openly shares through her first purposeful brand, Succeed On Purpose.


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