When You Know It Will Hurt, And You Still Do It…

How many times you did something you knew it’s bad for you? Bad for your health? Your family? Your business?

Not bad choice where you thought everything will be ok, but being aware of the consequences and still going ahead, ignoring all the red flags, all the bad experiences from the past…

I admit, do this over and over again.

The last time it was the food I should not eat.

During the Easter holidays (although we don’t celebrate it, we still follow traditions regarding the food) we had eggs, ham and potica, traditional Slovene nut roll, which is a pastry consisting of a sweet yeast dough (usually using milk) that is rolled out very thin, spread with a nut paste made from ground nuts and a sweetener like honey, then rolled up into a log shape.

And this nut roll is making me nuts 🙂 It’s very good tasting, but it’s also a memory of my mom making it, where all family contributed and impatiently waited to be baked.

Well. to make story shorter, I ate too much of it. And it didn’t do good to my body. I’m lately eating low-carb and all the dough and the filling made me really sick.

I knew that it was not a good idea, I always get sick after eating too many carbs, but I just couldn’t resist it. I traded few sweet bites for a sick day.

But I couldn’t resist it. I just couldn’t! I mean, I probably could, but I didn’t want to think about the consequences.

How many times did you do something like that?
Ignoring the consequences? Not wanting to think about that “bad day” after?

And while doing it once in a while is ok, in fact you should indulge every now and then, maintaining and sticking to bad habits is… bad.

I always believed in having fun, making the life an adventure and enjoying while working towards your goals. I even encourage everyone to do what feels good.

But…

Doing ONLY what feels good, without thinking of consequences, is not bringing you results you want. Click To Tweet

If you keep the habits that led you to the problem or to the life you don’t like, you’re not changing anything. You are making it worse, going deeper in the hole.

You derail once… cool, enjoy!

You break the rule twice… okay.

But doing it more… it’s insane! Sorry 🙂

And the worst is finding excuses to keep doing it. I admit, like I did with potica. It tastes good, but the day after was so bad, that I’ll think if it’s worth it. I don’t think so.

Sometimes the consequences are immediate (like me not feeling good the very next day), but sometimes you are not even aware of the small acts (or lack of them) that add up and instead of bringing you closer to your dreams, they actually move you away.

Like…

  • I’ll just have one drink.
  • I’ll just eat one cookie.
  • I’ll just watch TV for a while.
  • I’ll just do it tomorrow.
  • I’ll call that prospect later….

We know they are not good for us, yet we all do them.

Every day we get to choose. Sometimes we don’t know what will happen, but often we do.

And if you know that the result will be bad, don’t do it. It’s easier to stay away than correcting all the time.

Once you derail, you need more energy to get back on track than you need willpower to stay on your path. Is it worth it? Click To Tweet

 

To your dreams,

 

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