Wanting vs Having -- Being Debugged

"Sometimes it’s better to want something that to have it.“

Some of my friends are slightly too observant for my liking and have been mocking some of my phrases of choice. It’s been pointed out to me recently that I use the above as an excuse phrase, think of a shoulder shrug, in order to let myself off things I’m either not sure I can attain or I’m not willing to invest the required time and effort into.

I’ve done some thinking about this and, unfortunately for me, they’re right; damn them. I occasionally use this as an easy way out. Now I know this the question becomes what to do about it…