The Tin Man cried because he didn’t have a heart, but how can a heartless person cry over being heartless? The Cowardly Lion longed for courage, but he displayed courage on the quest to save Dorothy. The Scarecrow figured out how to save Dorothy from the witch even though he thought he didn’t have a brain. But if you didn’t have a brain, how would you know?
All the characters in "The Wizard of Oz" already had what they sought. Having the drive to possess compassion, courage, organization or motivation suggests capacity to display these qualities. Drive goes deeper than wish. You wish you could get organized. You have an annual organizing binge. But in a few weeks, your office returns to chaos. If you die with a messy desk, it won’t bother you. Getting organized is a wish, not a drive.
The quest to save Dorothy displayed and developed the Tin Man’s heart, the Cowardly Lion’s courage and the Scarecrow's brains. Quest reveals and develops capacity.
What quality are you driven to possess? Engage in activities that require that quality. Are you driven to communicate effectively? Jump into roles that require communication skills.
The characters of "The Wizard of Oz" had what they sought but didn’t know it until they lost themselves on the quest to save Dorothy from the Wicked Witch. Find capacity and develop sufficiency while serving rather than before. Push yourself into deeper waters. Hold yourself to high standards. Join others on a noble quest. The weakness that makes you crazy may be strength waiting to emerge.
Tip: Connect with fellow travelers on your quest. You won’t get there on our own.