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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 results of the productive, but too often settle for the pleasurable.


Doritos are pleasurable, bananas are productive.

Netflix is pleasurable, a walk around the block is productive.


Pleasurable is selfish gratification. You get what you impulsively desire.


Living the life we want to live comes down to the decisions we routinely make.

Pleasurable wins the battle; productive wins the war.


Let’s choose the productive.


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