by Tara Agacayak on April 11, 2011

“Deprivation is the mother of failure.”

“Make choices that are meaningful to you.”

~ author Mireille Guiliano

When I turned ten years old, I suddenly began having trouble with my weight. I’ve been on my fair share of diets since then and the only thing the diets have done is make me feel incapable, undeserving, and hungry.

Not necessarily for food either, but hungry for a meal that I truly enjoy – for the experience of eating for pure pleasure.

Diets, deprivation and self-denial have never brought me to my ultimate goals.

What I have come to realize is that anything done for pleasure whether it’s eating, playing or working is about listening and being honest.

And that anything worth doing is worth doing for pleasure … or at least with pleasure.

Why operate any other way?

No, I’m not saying go and be indulgent. I don’t know about you, but I find I’m not really listening when I’m being indulgent. More often I’ve jumped into something without paying attention to whether or not I really want to.

On the contrary, a great predictor of success is one’s proficiency to delay – not deny – gratification. Success lies in the ability to forgo an immediate pleasure or reward in order to gain a more substantial one later.

Doing what you love is about having a vision for what you want your life to be like and sticking it out until you figure out how to make it viable. It is about listening to yourself, to the wisdom of your heart, and postponing the quick indulgences you can grasp at today for the immense fulfillment you are building toward in the near future.

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