The Pleasure – Pain Principle and the Real Reason Nothing Changes in Our Lives

 

The pleasure – pain principle is simply that humans recoil from pain and run toward pleasure. That makes sense obviously. This principle is the primary reason we don’t work on our behaviors that we know we need in order to improve ourselves in all areas of life from weight loss, relationships, work, even our prayer life. The rewards of making a behavioral change are way, way, WAY out in the future while the implementation of the change in behavior causes an immediate ...

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The Formula For Change in 2016 (or The “Who Moved My Cheese?” Formulation)

Executive Summary:  The change you desire in life starts with you. Your destiny always has and always will be solely and completely your responsibility. You shouldn’t really be surprised by that!  Your life as assessed by you is the sum total of all your choices up to right now. The great news is that if you want to change your life for the better, all the days ahead of you are a clean slate.

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The Myth of the Harvard Goal Setting Study

It just made too much sense not to be true! The oft quoted Harvard Goal Setting Study stated that people who write down their goals are wildly more successful than those who do not. I’m a list guy myself from way back, so I have confirmed (to myself) the validity of this study in my own life every week-end by writing down my goals for Saturday morning.

I’m so much a list guy that if I do something NOT originally not ...

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