It helps to know the difference. We have wishes, desires and yearnings. If they come from a place of scarcity or a sense of unattainability, they point to beliefs that are different from reaching for something that is paired with a sense of “if I do this, I can get there.”
Beliefs have teeth. They are what our actions align with, even if different from our desires. Observe what yours are. Knowing them may help reveal why realizing desires in some areas of your life is more difficult than in others.