Pain and Pleasure

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci

Tony Robbins once said that our actions are governed by pain and pleasure. Actually, he says it over and over again.

Just like the basic organism moving away from heat and towards food, we human do quite similarly as well.

We do things to avoid pain. We also do things to gain pleasure. What do we really avoid and what do we really want?

For wealth, we may be avoiding the pain of begging on the street. We want the pleasure of having the money to buy the things our heart desires.

For health, we may be avoiding heart attack due to being obese. We want the pleasure of being able to wear sexy clothes.

For relationship, we may be avoiding fear of loneliness. We want the pleasure of companionship, sharing all the goodness in life.

Think of your life goals in terms of pain and pleasure. Think of the pain you are avoiding and the pleasure you want. Incorporate them into your annual goals.

How do you re-write your goals – this time round with the pain and pleasure?

 

Meng

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