Episode #96 Motivation: Pain vs. Pleasure

silvia turonova

Each of us is motivated by either pain or pleasure. We use them interchangeably but one of them often predominates. 

For most of my life, I thought that it doesn’t matter which one of those motivates me more as long as I am motivated and driven. 

As I discovered later on, there is a difference in whether we are motivated by pain or pleasure. It shows in our emotional state, as well as a willingness to go beyond limits. 

To understand what motivates you in life, ask yourself: “Am I being motivated by running away from something that causes pain or am I being motivated by running towards something that brings pleasure?” 

In today’s podcast episode, I am going to teach you how to use both effectively. 

Tune in and learn:

  • how understanding your pains leads to healing
  • how to use the pain to your advantage 
  • the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and its effect on your motivation 
  • why being motivated by pleasure should be your primary source of motivation 

Once you listen to this episode, share your best takeaways in the comment section below.

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