In this essay I will be answering the question: What Gives Us More Pleasure and Satisfaction: The Pursuit of Our Desires or The Attainment of Them.
Humans have many desires which they pursue, and maybe even attain in the future; attaining a desire really depends sometimes say if the desire was a wrong one such as power, you will most likely not attain it, because God(I am not forcing beliefs upon anyone), will be preventing you from attaining that desire, which makes a pursuit of a wrong or bad desire very difficult and probably impossible.
If God does not want that desire to be attained you will not attain it. There are some examples of bad desires being attained, but those attained desires will most likely backfire in the end.
I believe that pursuing a desire is not that satisfactory since you have not attained the desire yet, but attaining the desire on the other hand is much more satisfactory. This is because getting what you want or desired is always very satisfactory.
A personal example of this was when I obtained my desire to go to provincials, that was very satisfactory since I had worked very hard to attain that desire or goal, and it happened and worked out.
Another personal example was when desired to get a one hundred percent for a math test, after days of studying I took the test and I did get the grade I desired, after that I felt very satisfied.
So definitely attaining a desire is much more satisfactory than pursuing it.
Pursuing desires is something that probably all humans do, and sometimes you do attain those desires. Attaining a desire is much more satisfactory though than pursuing a desire, because getting what you want is much more satisfactory than trying to get what you want.