If you’ve found yourself not enjoying a movie, it’s likely because you aren’t sure what the protagonist wants. They don’t have a clear ambition.
If you’ve found yourself not interested in a company, whether as an employee or customer, it’s likely because they don’t have a clear “want.” Either the “want” is vague or the company is unfocused.
If you’ve found yourself bored with life, you might not have a clear want.
What defines a want? If your company died tomorrow, if you died tomorrow, if the movie you’re watching ended halfway…what dream would die with it? Making money isn’t a want other people would care about. Just being able to keep a comfortable 9-5 job isn’t a want other people would care about. The greatest “wants” are larger than the individual. If there is no consequence except to yourself for your story ending in the middle, you’ve chosen to live a bad story.
What makes a good story, makes for a good life.
Good stories revolve around having a clear want.