Decision Making

What drives you to do or not do something? We all have a list of morals that we use to dictate our decision making.

What is most intriguing to me is that sometimes we let our desires dictate our decisions. Generally speaking, in life, most things we consider “good” are actually “bad” for us, and most things we consider “bad” or burdensome, are actually “good” for us. For example, something “good”could be ice cream. Ice cream is one of my favorite things to eat, but it is incredibly bad for my health..maybe not in small doses, but eating a salad (which doesn’t taste as “good” as ice cream) would definitely be better for my health in the long run. Something “bad” or burdensome could be waking up early every day instead of sleeping until the afternoon. Sleeping in is definitely something we crave, but in the long run, waking up early and being active is what will ultimately give us the most satisfaction and healthiest lifestyle.

It is very important to keep this in mind when making everyday decisions: is this something that will give me ultimate satisfaction in life, or will it only please me briefly and hurt me later on?

I know it is difficult to truthfully answer that question when it comes to making decisions, especially if we are so used to giving into our desires. But remember, we should strive for ultimate satisfaction, because that is what will make us truly happy at the end of the day.

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