Grapefruit, spinach, or bitter gourd versus any snack with processed sugar.
Exercise versus lying on the couch.
Reading a non-fiction book versus watching television.
Quality sleep versus browsing the web till late into the night.
People who push back and challenge us versus people who always agree.
On first sampling, the latter options typically win hands down. There is a correlation between things that don’t taste great at first and things that are good for us. But, do more of the former, and they’ll begin to grow on you. After a while, exercise, reading non-fiction, quality sleep, grapefruit (and other healthy food) and interesting conversations become things we can’t live without.
But, we’ve got to look past first impressions, think long term and commit to taking action.
There’s a life lesson in here somewhere.