If you wanna be productive, you need to understand pain and pleasure and how to use both.
They motivate humans to get stuff done.
And most people only use one or the other.
Free love culture tends to seek pleasure and fulfillment. This is where you hear the advice to find your passion so that your work never feels like work.
The hustle side of humanity uses pain and the fear of failure to push themselves to win. This is where you learn about sacrifice and the value of discomfort.
But if you only seek pleasure, you’ll get lost in the black hole of self-serving behaviors without true satisfaction.
And if you only seek discomfort, eventually, you’ll wear yourself down until you’re too tired to keep going.
The real solution is to use both. Let yourself tap into the motivation of leaving behind suffering you don’t want and chasing after the dreams you desire and you’ll become more powerful than those who religiously praise the value of suffering or obsessively chase pleasure.
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