Why Do Less Thay Your Best? Essay

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Why Do Less Than Your Best? Do you always do what’s best for you, and if not, what would your life be like if you did? To answer that question, you first have to decide what is best for you, and that depends on what you value most. I want to be healthy, but I also like caramel fudge ice cream. If I value pleasure more than my health, digging into a tub of ice cream is what’s best for me! If I value my health more, then eating a small bowl and exercising afterwards is best, or not eating any ice cream at all. What’s best for each of us depends on what we value most. Let’s assume you know what you value most in life...what would life be like if you always did what’s best to get it…or at least did it more often? The answer to that question is in direct proportion to your quality of life—the more you do what is best for you, the better quality of life you will enjoy. Sure, everyone is dealt different cards in life, and things happen outside our control, but given the cards and circumstances you are dealt, the more you do what’s best for you, the better your quality of life will be. Why then do most people not do what is best for them? Do they want a lower quality of life…of course not! When you get to the bottom of things, there are five primary reasons why people don’t do what is best for them: 1. Ignorance: don’t know what is best 2. Inability: lack the ability or resources 3. Indecision: unwilling to commit 4. Carelessness: lack of focus or distracted 5. Foolishness: consciously choosing to not do what is best Think of something you don’t do that you know you should do…which of the above reasons is primarily to blame? Let’s start with Foolishness: you know what’s best, you’re able to do it and aware of the choices before you…and you consciously choose to do what’s not best for you—if that is not the definition of

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