Which is best? [Gratification or satisfaction?]

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I mentioned yesterday that different behaviours make us feel better.

Some short term.

Some longer term.

It’s a different kinda “feeling better” though.

Gratification.

Satisfaction.

“pleasure, especially when gained from the indulgence of a desire”

“fulfilment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this”

Gratification is temporary.

It’s a removal of that desire.

The filling of a “hole”.

Once that “itch has been scratched” the pleasure is gone.

Satisfaction lasts.

It’s that continued fulfilment.

Often from something that was harder to start with.

That had more of a short term downside than other options.

Time, cost, effort, energy, lost opportunity.

But brings a greater long term benefit and pleasure.

Both are great.

Both have their place.

A life with just one isn’t a life that anyone wants to live.

As I said yesterday, balance is key (check www.myrise.co.uk/apply if your balance isn’t quite there) .

Too much of one and not enough of the other leaves us ‘out of whack’.

And knowing the difference is that crucial first step.

Knowing whether a choice will bring us gratification or satisfaction may affect our choice.

And may just help us address that balance.

Much love,

Jon ‘Potato Gratin’ was the ‘keyword’ (for stripper) in the Best Man’s speech at a wedding I went to this summer’ Hall

About The Author

Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.