Do you want eating well and exercising to be easy, fun, and rewarding? In this interview, I talk about how I do it.
Briefly, I associate things I want more of in life with happy, fun, or rewarding emotions and things I want less of with painful or unrewarding emotions.
The result is I never do anything I don’t want to, I always do what I want to, and I never have a problem doing what others try hard to do. Instead of trying to do something I don’t want, I learned how to change myself to what I want to be, then behave consistently with who I am.
The examples I give are silly and small, but like any skill, you practice on easy things to prepare for hard things. So while candy and chips don’t matter much in the grand scheme of things, the ability to bring about what I want and avoid what I don’t pays off in everything I do everyday.
To me, this ability gets to the heart of freedom — the ability to do what you want when you want how you want and not do what you don’t want.
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