Better Wishes

It’s certainly entertaining to fantasize that wishing could actually work. If it did, we would not have to do more than blow out the candles or rub a magic lamp. What would you wish for? Would it be winning the lottery...selling stocks before the market went down...learning to manage your expenses...meeting the partner of your dreams...getting a job you loved, or just getting a job? You might sometimes notice that what is wished for is not at the source of what is truly desired. For example, one might be wishing for a better career, but the real frustration might be rooted in the fact that the education required for that career path was never completed.

Why do we invest so much effort in wishing? Do we think that if we do it well ...

Get Practical Lessons for Your Financial Life (Collection) now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.