There are two kinds of situations where people both feel deserving, but one ends up better for it and one worse.
Picture someone driving by an ice cream shop at the end of a long productive day. "Man that ice cream sounds delicious," they tell themselves. "I worked hard today, I deserve it." So they decide to indulge in a deliciously unhealthy feast of fat and sugar.
Behind that car is another person whom also had a fantastically productive day. They see the ice cream shop and at first it sounds delicious, but then they tell themselves "I am a good person who deserves to feel amazing and energized, therefore I don't eat unhealthy food - I'll go for yogurt and berries instead when I get home."
They have much in common, both crave ice cream and both think they're deserving people.
Where they differ is that one rewards themselves by bringing down their level of health and one rewards themselves by bringing up their level of health.
Rewards are supposed to be good things. Therefore, the second person has made the logical decision in this instance. However, in real life, they are quite the rarity. Strange, isn't it?
Think deeply about what's "good" and "not good" in life and reward yourself properly.
(side note: God damn I love ice cream!! - sorry about the photo :))
Photo by Joy
Want to call yourself an entrepreneur? Than sell something.
This is a guide to making your first sale on a good or service in one day.
Most people think starting a business is a major risk. They consider it to be a HUGE decision that requires months of planning and significant upfront investment.
Well, that sounds like it would suck to me.
I'm sitting outside the Viking Museum in Oslo Norway. The museum is closed, but the little ice cream stand in the otherwise empty parking lot is still open. I'm on my third ice cream.
Eating ice cream in Norway is about as nonsensical as it gets. The ice creams are the crappy kind you find in freezer chests at truck stops. Norway is the most expensive country on the Big Mac index (and easily the most expensive country I've ever visited), so each ice cream costs around $4 US. It's not really warm here. Oh-- and I don't usually eat ice cream.
When I travel in new countries for short periods of time, say under a week, I allow myself to eat anything and everything. I do poorly with grey areas, so my diet is either 100% on or 100% off (although some things, like soda and margarine, are so offensive that I never eat them). It's usually 100% on, but I recognize that with two or three days in a country, my time may not be best spent scouting around for a decently healthy restaurant. Also, I'm pragmatic enough to know that a few days of eating crap food probably won't affect my long term health.