Productive vs. Pleasurable (Part 4)

ICYMI: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 A key strategy in the battle of pleasurable vs. productive is the pre-decision. If you’re smart, you don’t show up at the beach and hope a hotel is available. You don’t just spend money on whatever you feel like in the moment. You don’t wake up [...]

Productive vs. Pleasurable (Part 3)

ICYMI: Part 1 / Part 2 Human nature is stuck. Its caught in a war between selfish, consumptive desire and the ability to delay gratification. Its caught in a war between pleasurable and productive. The way forward takes choice and discipline. First, we must recognize the importance of the productive choice. Health, relationships and success [...]

Productive vs. Pleasurable

I constantly hear the question, “Is it good for you?” I hate that question and let me tell you why. “Good for you” is an abstract concept that isn’t actually measurable or definable. A better question would be, “Is it productive?” If it is productive, it moves you towards your goals. We all want the [...]