Are there things you don’t want but want to want?

Note to future self…

Today a friend of mine suggested that we should think about two questions that I found fascinating:

  1. Are there things you don’t want but want to want? What are they?
  2. And are there things you want but don’t want to want?

These are my answers:

  1. Are there things you don’t want but want to want? What are they?

Weightlifting: I am specifically referring to wanting to weight-lift. I just can’t get myself to love it just yet. I think that part of it is because I still haven’t unlocked any value that closes the feedback loop for me.

Reading: I do want to read I just don’t want it as much as I wish I did. Reason? Same as above.

  1. And are there things you want but don’t want to want?

Social Recognition: I am a sucker for praise and I think I am getting better at it but it’s tough.

Unhealthy Foods: I still crave certain things that I know are not good for me.

Takeaways

Question #1: I need to identify my pay-offs and try to get to those as quick as possible.

Question #2: I need to identify my pay-offs and substitute them for things that I value more AND are healthier.

That’s it. I will report back with any updates as I work on this.

Now back to work…