In fact, we are pretty good at mastering lots of bad habits. This is usually because they feed into some pleasure center in our brains. Eating ice cream feels good. Collapsing on the couch to watch TV feels good. And yes, griping at and about work feels good.
Sometimes these things feel so good we forget that other behaviors can feel even better.
Being excited and passionate about helping others through your work feels great. Exercising, once you get past the initial hurdle of starting the program, feels fantastic. And salad—
Okay. I’ll stop there. Salad just doesn’t beat ice cream. But it is a great prelude to a bowl of Haagen Dazs.