You know what is good for you.
- Exercise more
- Eat less
- Read more
- Watch less
- Smell roses
- Don’t stress
The disconnect comes when our behavior does not reflect our goals. As it happens, G.I. Joe had it right. Knowing really is half the battle.
This is the real source of discomfort, because it is so hard to run away from. Competing priorities seem to be informed by facts and reason, and in the end get trumped by baser desires. We’re stuck, rationalizing our failures. For some, it’s the little hobgoblin among the facets of our personality that really wanted that candy bar. For others, it’s the equally painful and soul-less realization that we are just a bag of protein-water, and a persistent imbalance of insulin triggered a primal craving.
“The fundamental challenge in personal discipline it to align what you Want with what you Want to Want.” – Ike Pigott
So, in the end, you know what is good for you. Or, rather, if you know what is good for you, you’ll know what’s good for you. But that is no guarantee you’ll act on it.