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You Don't Want It All

We're told that "having it all" is the high water mark of success. I'm not sure what "all" really is, but I'm pretty sure that you don't actually want it.

You don't want it all. You don't need to do it all. You don't need to be all things to all people.

All is busy. All is clutter. Even if we're not talking about physical things, ending up on the metaphorical version of "Hoarders" isn't a good place to be. 

Stop chasing all. Instead, strive for meaning. 

Don't say you want it all and then kick against the system when you can't seem to grasp it. All is a hamster wheel and you'll be forever stuck chasing it. Were you to catch it, all will imprison you with its demands to continually perform and impress so that you don't lose it all.

Say goodbye to all and start walking towards community, belonging, significance, and meaning. It's an easier and more enjoyable journey and one that has an actual - and not a mythical - end.  

Those who end it up with all usually seem disappointed while those who find a pathway worth traveling never run out of joy.