Desire is a necessary key to achieving. Even Jesus required everyone he healed to ask for it and even to take some action in order to get it. However, it always began with… ask. You can’t ask for something, if you do not want it. So, desire is the foundation.However, desire is generally condemned as being greedy. Indeed, greed IS bad, but not all desire is greed. Too much FOOD is bad, but a little is necessary. In a similar way, being consumed by getting more and more is bad, but a life without desire is empty.
Thomas Edison said, “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.” In order to grow, you first have to recognize you lack what you want. To do that, you must want. If you surrender want out of doubt or fear, you surrender a life of happiness, because happiness is being happy, which requires satisfying inner wants.