Anything and everything that brings someone pleasure has a price.
It can be a physical, emotional, or a financial price.
But one thing is for sure, you’ll have to PAY.
If you love Hawaii, you travel there for pleasure.
What’s the price?
Money, the hassle of booking the trip, and packing your luggage.
If you love sweets – things like cookies, cake, and candy bring you pleasure.
What’s the price?
Cavities, spiked blood sugar, and the most obvious – weight gain.
So what’s the purpose of this article?
What am I trying to do?
Become a negative person who always looks for the price in every pleasure?
Instead, I want to teach you to pick pleasures that are WORTH their price.
A brand new Corvette is an AMAZING pleasure.
It drives fast, smooth, and sounds great.
Can you afford it?
Will the “price” bring you more pain than pleasure?
When you go to sell it, will you be upside down?
Will you be in debt after you get rid of it?
Do you know how ridiculous it is to be in debt for something you don’t even own anymore?
That pleasure isn’t worth its price.
When you go on a trip to Hawaii, do you an amazing time?
Do you come back relaxed, filled with positive memories and emotions?
That pleasure is worth its price.
Before you do anything for pleasure, discipline yourself to seek the long-term price.
If the price is HIGHER than the pleasure, you don’t move forward.
Let me share a story…
I once met what I thought at the time was the most beautiful women alive.
She had 100 different smiles.
Each of them could brighten up your worst day, instantly.
I was in the process of finishing my degree in Marketing when we met.
She worked as a server for a reputable restaurant.
She had plans to return to school but never did.
…at least not while I knew her.
We use to have a great time together.
She was fun and would love to go out, have drinks, dance, laugh, and so on.
What was the pleasure and what was the price?
The pleasure was I had this beautiful women who was a BLAST to hang out with.
She always wanted to party.
It was an every day thing.
I had a day job at the time and she usually worked nights.
Typically she would get out of work between 1:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.
I had to be at work the next day at 8:30 a.m.
…oh and she didn’t have a car.
So basically I was the one to have to go and pick her up.
When a person brings value, support, and happiness into your life; sacrifice is acceptable.
But, this wasn’t the case.
Being that she worked with other servers, they constantly invited her out after work for drinks.
She would ask me to come, it’s not like she would exclude me.
But with me having to be at work the next day at 8:30 a.m., why would I go to a bar at 1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.?
Did I ever do it?
Yes, on occasion.
Did I regret it the next day?
I sure did.
I was at work groggy, tired, and unproductive.
She was at home sleeping in.
Doesn’t really sound a like a fair trade, right?
I told her that it’s time to compromise and no more going out during the week.
She got mad and was not fond of the idea.
We lived two different lives.
At this point, I could continue seeing this beautiful and fun girl (pleasure) while sacrificing my sleep, productivity, and health (price).
Was it worth it?
I ended it and moved on.
Did I miss her?
Every day for a while.
Did I get over it?
I sure did.
That pleasure wasn’t worth its price.
If you’re really serious about taking your success to the next level, it’s time you discipline yourself to ONLY indulge in pleasures with prices you can afford.
When you reach your level of success, you’ll be able to indulge in pleasures without restriction.
Once you develop the body you want, you can indulge in sweets as long as you keep working out.
Once you start earning a salary that supports the lifestyle you want, you can buy that Corvette.
But if you keep indulging in pleasures you can’t afford now…
You’ll have to deal with pain you can’t afford later.