Two types of motivation: Pain or Pleasure.
Which do you use for the best outcomes in your life?
For me, and I think this is true for most people, I use a combination of the two. I would love to say here that I make all my decisions based on my long term positive goals of what would make my life more pleasurable. But if I’m being real, most of my best outcomes and changes like those of health and food choices have come out of a lot of pain and uncertainty.
I partly discovered eating really healthy when I was living on an organic farm, but it took me getting a cavity, when I thought I was doing everything right to sit down, reevaluate my choices, do some research and then follow through in applying the information I gained and then making a habit out of it. I don’t think pleasure alone would have guided me through such a tedious process.