I really like this one pizza place in town, but their pizza is pretty expensive. Any time I buy it, it feels like a real splurge. But it’s the only pizza I crave. And it’s very satisfying. So, it’s the only pizza I’m truly happy with.
But…… sometimes it’s really hard to justify spending $35 on a medium pizza, so, I talk myself into a $9 grocery store pizza.
I think, “it’s still pizza. It will be good ENOUGH.”
So then I eat my $9 grocery store pizza and it’s completely unsatisfying . Then I’m mad at myself because I knew how this was going to turn out. I wasted $9 and it clearly didn’t satisfy the pizza craving. It wasn’t nearly as good as the pizza I actually wanted. And I still want good pizza.
So inevitably what happens is a few days later I get the $35 pizza and I’m happy. Except now, in my head, it was a $44 pizza. So I’m still mad at myself for wasting the $9 at the grocery store on inferior pizza. Especially when I knew how this was going to turn out.
I see people do this on vacations all the time. Talk themselves into thinking they will be satisfied with inferior accommodations or flights, when they already know what they truly want. They were just having trouble justifying the cost.
Ill just say this. “You are worthy.” Get the vacation you want. Even if it takes a little longer to save up for. Then, truly enjoy it. It’s a lot harder to replace and do-over a lousy vacation, than it is to order another pizza.
Am I right?