What feels good vs. good for you

We like to do the things that make us feel good. Here’s what can happen if we always lean into that impulse:

  • a heroin addict relapses
  • an impatient job seeker jumps at her first offer
  • a furious driver expresses his road rage
  • an unhealthy individual eats a cheeseburger
  • a manager takes all credit for a successful project

Sometimes understanding the difference between what feels good and what’s good for you is straightforward.  But not always.  And either way, the choice(s) involved is seldom easy.

So when that impulse starts brewing, treat it with a cuvée of will power, self-respect, and virtue.

And suddenly, what feels good is now good for you.

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