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 (Part 2)

ICYMI: Part 1 Productive is constructive. Pleasurable is consumptive. Choosing productive is essential for a better life and a better world. Self-interest and others-interest are not mutually exclusive. The best thing you can do for your family? Be the best you. The best thing you can do for your company? Be the best you. The [...]

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 [...]