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I really wanted to present to you pain pleasure principle. In my opinion this is one of the most impact-ready principle that can help you to create passive income. This psychological idea keeps me moving forward. I think it can help you too. You will definitely enjoy this.
I’m a big fan of Tony Robbins and his seminars. He teaches amazing things about human behavior. One of the most important idea is pain pleasure principle (PPP). It sounds incredibly simple, but the meaning is extremely strong. It answers, why you don’t complete every tasks (even if you really want to be accomplished). This idea will lead you towards taking action and reach your dreams.
The idea of pain plesure principle is simple: all human behavior is motivated by two things – seeking pleasure and avoiding pain.
Pain pleasure principle is also called pleasure principle or pleasure pain principle. You will find some greats articles about the subject allover the internet. I’ve do some research and Google search show following definition:
“In Frueudian psychology, the pleasure principle is the psychoanalytic concept describing people seeking pleasure and avoiding suffering (pain) in order to satisfy their biological and psychological needs.”
Earlier I talked about Tony Robbins. He is an author of fantastic book “Awaken The Giant Within”. He talks in almost every seminars about pain pleasure principle because it is so important and can take a big impact of your life. He describes pain and pleasure like this:
“There are two forces that motivate people to do what they do: the desire to avoid pain or the desire to gain pleasure. This principle is what causes the
‘yo-yo’ pattern in some people: they go back and forth between taking action to create change and losing their drive to take any action at all.” – Tony Robbins
Maybe it sounds complicated… but it’s not. Sigmund Freud’s psychology finds many corelations between pleasure and pain. Scientists belief, that all stresses are inclined to shy away from pain. They prove, that this is a key part of human nature, and we all have the same behavior.
Think about your last task. You’d really needed to be completed, but… it was time-consuming / cost money / you were busy doing something else / you wanted to do it later / you were tired… This is a perfect example how your body and mind avoid pain. Every time you need to start the task you don’t like, your behavior start to act this way. Instead of working you seek for pleasure (like playing a game, watching tv / videos or doing other things).
It looks simple, but how to turn things around when this is our human nature? The answer is to change you SHOULD into MUST.
For evolutionary reasons, pain is a more powerful motivator than pleasure. So make sure you really associate pleasure for the income you receive. Try to associate pain for your present state and it will be ready to achieve any goal.
How the pain and pleasure principle can impact your life?
Understanding pain pleasure principle helps me many times in life. It will help you to understand how to change your state to switch from doing nothing to doing all and do it fast.
One example from me. When I was at high-school, I’ve started to learn graphic design. I liked every thing I’ve learned. I remember learning Photoshop day by day for 2 years! Yeah, I was really into it. I’ve wanted to know ALL. Then I’ve started to learn other software like Corel, Flash, inDesign, 3Ds Max, Acrobat, Illustrator… Design was my passions – so I had pleasure for learning and creating. Meanwhile, when I have large amount of projects (sometimes 12 in a day!), things getting out of control. I’ve started to stressed so I’ve left the hardest projects (avoid pain) and started the simplest, less time consuming ones (complete = go towards gratification = pleasure). Unfortunately I’ve realized (reading Time Management from Brian Tracy), that the simplest things will be always there. After you finish one you receive some new “quickies“. That was a problem. When I’ve heard about pleasure pain principle I realized, that procrastination was my biggest problem. When I refuse some little projects and started working only on the bigger ones, I was finally happy with my performance (plus the money I receive was bigger and I was into the good projects..
Right now – when I have some work to do, I’ve always remembered this principle. Understanding pleasure pain principle is like your sidekick. Every time you need to do something, but you can’ts start, think about pain pleasure principle. You will be able to finish your work faster by understanding how your body and mind reacts.
The pain and pleasure principle also gives me a new perspective on my entire life. I’ve realized, that everything is possible, but you need to “go hard or go home“. I also realized, that every task you need to complete – you need to complete it as fast as possible – without procrastination. This is the only way to avoid pain, have less stress and get things moving forward.
How to use the pain pleasure principle.
You can use pain pleasure principle at the daily basis. Always, when you have stressful situation and you need to make things done don’t procrastinate. Use your work time as best as you can. Switch off all distraction (TV, facebook, videos, chatting). You can even shorten the work time from 8 hours to – even 4 hours. But remember – you need to make things done. By completing this activity you will be aligning your mind to shy away from the pain side and attract the pleasure which will allow you to achieve anything. With that stated, lets get to it.Please do an exercise written above. I’ts very important
We are born with a pleasure principle, that we will seek immediate gratification of needs, for which our bodies reward us with feelings of pleasure. Always remember, that you must overcome the pain by doing your tasks. This is the only way to have satisfaction from your work income.
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