What Do You Want Most?
By Steve Goodier
You've heard it said that the best things in life aren't things. This truth
is illustrated well by Andrea Jaeger.
At age 14 Andrea won her first professional tennis tournament. At 18, she
reached the finals of Wimbledon. But at age 19, a shoulder injury brought her
career to an end.
Her body was injured, but not her spirit. Andrea Jaeger no longer serves up aces
on the court, but she is serving society. She began a nonprofit organization
called Kids' Stuff Foundation that brings hope and joy to children who are
suffering from cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. She runs the
organization full time, year-round, unpaid.
"You get very spoiled on the pro tour," she says. "The courtesy cars, the
five-star hotels, all the people clapping because you hit a good shot. It's easy
to forget what's important in life." She goes on to say, "I forget a lot less
Her life is an example of what can happen when one concentrates on worthy
priorities. She remembers what is important in life. And I'll wager she is
fulfilled and happy because of her decision.
It has been succinctly said that the main cause for failure and unhappiness is
trading what you want most for what you want at the moment. If the best things
in life are not things, what do you want most? Fulfillment? Love? Joy?
Happiness? Meaning? Intimacy? Friendship? Spiritual wholeness? Success? Health?
Hope? Something else?
What if you traded what you want at the moment for what you want most -- if you
remember what is important in life and concentrate only on that. The life you
build would be no less than incredible.
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