To follow him through death to everlasting life.
Note: To want this entails a conviction of the weight and significance of death; and of the nature of life everlasting.
Note: To follow Jesus; we need to love, trust... that is have faith in Jesus. And in Jesus specifically - no-one and nothing-else will suffice; because nobody else can lead us through death to everlasting life.
And-then this gives a new, eternal frame to life; and changes the significance of everything in life.