Keeping Up the Good Work: Behavioral Loops and Pleasure - Deepstash
Keeping Up the Good Work: Behavioral Loops and Pleasure

Keeping Up the Good Work: Behavioral Loops and Pleasure

The trick is to refrain from seeing effort as a cause or as a consequence, but rather as both. By seeing it this way, we can organize performance over the long term and generate an "addictive loop"—meaning a drive to repeat behaviors that are pleasurable by themselves.

This approach counters the tendency to overestimate our ability to both make an undesired effort as well as resist the temptation of alternative pleasurable activities. An addictive loop approach avoids those two obstacles by aiming for activities that generate pleasure—hence our desire to make an effort, hence more activities.

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Viewing effort as part of a feedback loop could help us enjoy the process.

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