“There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
And there is no greater disaster than greed.” Lao-Tzu
Stop confusing need with desire. Stop confusing goals with desire. Everyone has needs which must be fulfilled. Everyone should have goals to strive for. Lavish desires will be the ruin of you.
Desire too much and you will never be content with your accomplishments. Desire too much and it will lead to your downfall. Dream of becoming great, or of great success and strive for it, but do not let it consume you.
Desire which consumes you becomes greed. Greed is what topples nations. Greed is what leads to the disaster of many successful people. A desire in your heart and a desire for more are two different things.
Desire to love will lead you to happiness. Desire for more will lead you to ruin. Be careful what you desire.