What drives all our desires is the feeling we think they will bring. We want that mate, possession, vacation, qualification or title because we think it will make us feel a certain way. Whether it’s love, fulfillment, self-confidence, achievements or justice, we’re after the psychological-emotional state we believe we’ll inhabit once we’ve attained our objective. Even though we think that state can only result from those external markers, we can actually activate it at any time. In fact, we wouldn’t be able to imagine it if it wasn’t already lying dormant

Within us.