Choice Upgrade: Needs over Wants

Lawyer turned blogger Amanda Watkins reminds that needs and wants are entirely different things but often they are intermixed and confused. The Rolling Stones were right. “You can’t always get what you want but if your try sometimes you get what you need.”

You don’t need new clothes but you might want some. When you’re not inundated with commercials telling you what you are lacking you tend to not notice what other people are wearing says Watkins who now lives full time on an island in the Carribean. The knowledge that you actually don’t need more stuff is very liberating.

Amanda Watkins

Ascent Today Habit:
When you are thinking about a purchase pause for a moment and be clear if it’s a want or a need.