“What Do You Want?”

A deceptively simple question, isn’t it?

It’s not easy to answer in general, and it’s far too easy to overthink.

What if I change my mind? What if I don’t like it once I get there? And what about that other wild scheme that always seems to come up whenever I consider this question?

I can’t begin to count the number of people I know who have been stumped or stymied by this question at one point or another. Plenty of people would rather not face it at all (some for good reason).

There are a thousand million ways to avoid this question. A show to watch, a dollar to make, a person to please, a job to do.

But, sooner or later, the question will come around again. And it’s worth having an answer — or at least consciously deciding that someone else gets to answer for you.