I think most of us find ourselves distracted, more often than not, by the pursuit of pleasure—fine foods, wine, entertainment and sex.

There is never anything wrong in finding pleasure in one’s life. The only danger arises when we only seek pleasure. This obsessive pursuit can distract us from more productive endeavors and prevent us from ever achieving the greatness we are all capable of realizing.

How can you balance the pursuit of pleasure with the need to pursue the challenges in life necessary for greatness?

The easiest solution, though always so difficult, is to seek challenges and never the rewards. This ensures your will is never misguided, and still allows you to enjoy the pleasures which come across your path unsought.

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