When I’m feeling sick (like today) I normally avoid anything unhealthy and double down on healthy things—rest, sunlight, veggies, supplements, water, etc.
I know that’s weird.
A lot of people when they’re ill instead try to comfort themselves with immediate pleasures—ice cream, tv, comfort foods, etc.
I don’t blame them, I would reach for the ice cream too (and did most of my life) but now I know too much.
The more I nurture myself now, the quicker I’ll recover and that delaying gratification may not always give me what I want, but it goes give me what I need.
Comfort isn’t a bad thing. But more often than not it leads us down a path of complacency instead of strength.
The trick is to always be asking yourself why. What’s my goal here?
Why do I want to do X?
What’s the why behind the desire?
And once you uncover the why, you can determine whether it’s still worth your time or not.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1464 (draft 2)