If you are really hungry, and you decide to eat a sack of fast food, along with your favorite alcoholic beverage, it would be a good time.
Particularly if you were watching the latest installment of your favorite movie or TV show.
Even better if you were surrounded by a bunch of friends.
Would this be a good idea, or a bad idea?
If you did this EVERY DAY, like if you won the lottery or something, it would get pretty boring.
But suppose you’d been training for a year, and the previous week you finished a marathon, well under your target time.
And this is a marathon success party.
Under this scenario it would feel FANTASTIC.
Perhaps one of the best days of your lives.
If worked hard for ten to fifteen years, saving a lot, living within your means, you’d have a lot of money in the bank.
This money, since it took YEARS of hard work, would be VERY meaningful.
You’d think in terms of what that money represented.
Hard work, in the past.
A lot of free time, in the future, that you didn’t NEED to work.
A feeling of doing something very few people can manage to do.
On other hand, imagine you’re living hand to mouth.
You work hard, but by the time you’re next paycheck comes, you’re back down to zero in your bank account.
THEN you find a sack of money.
Most people, under this hand-to-mouth financial situation, would see this money much differently than the guy who saved his entire life.
That found sack of money would be gone pretty quickly.
This is precisely why winners of lotteries almost always end up worse off.
First, it’s fantastic.
But the law of diminishing returns kicks in pretty quick.
That first thousand bucks you blow on a suit feels GREAT.
The next thousand bucks, not so much.
Just like an addict, you keep needing to spend MORE to get the same effect.
So when all the money runs out, you have essentially destroyed any long term thinking and planning skills.
See a pattern here?
Luck Is Dangerous
Short term, UNEXPECTED gains will ruin you.
Long term, slowly built up gains, built up by you, will STRENGTHEN you.
We have the capacity for both pleasure and pain.
In the short term, and in the long term.
Created by you, or enjoyed unexpectedly.
Consider that the best way to live your life is not to always be chasing lucky quit hits of pleasure.
But to slowly build, on your own, more and more long term pleasures.
This will create a very happy past of what you’ve already done.
And an expectation of a fantastic future that you will continue to create.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.