More Good = Long Term Better

I was told to use KISS, Keep It Simple St%^$ when I was young. If we want to create better for everyone and everything, this provides good advice. What is simple = just Do Good!

  • Send a nice note to someone, even someone that is not your favorite
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Work hard and do good work
  • Take a walk
  • Do a workout
  • Go swimming
  • Share an honest complement by finding someone doing good things
  • Reduce use of materials, (i.e. walk or bike instead of drive)
  • Read something thought provoking and/or inspiring
  • See our connections or similarities rather than differences
  • Set and accomplish a short term goal that moves you closer to your long term vision
  • Find and eat some fresh fruit and vegetables (pick fresh if you can)
  • Do backyard composting
  • Grow a garden in your yard for fresh m vegetables

Doing good things, crowds out bad things. (see Becoming our Best Is Best, Great New Years Message!, Be Led by Your Dreams, Good Begets Good and Bad Begets Bad: Green Grass Theory, More than a “Whack a Mole” Life, Questions Enlighten and many more).

Abhishek Jain makes this same point in his linked From ‘Less Bad’ to ‘More Good’ post.

Why More Good?

In simple terms, we should just add good because it gets to what we want faster. It also helps earn the good feelings generated. If we attempt to stop certain things, human nature automatically finds reasons to defend a previous action. As Wendy Wood, PhD documents in her research and outlines in her book, Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick, anything we do we defend and assume it must be helpful. If it wasn’t, why would we do it? I review more about her book at What We Do Without Thinking.

Additionally, simply stopping what we shouldn’t do only takes away harm without doing any action that could generate good outcomes. Doing good things enables good outcomes as it simultaneously crowds out bad actions. This is why I Practice Paneugenesis to generate comprehensive improvements by creating regenerative, net-positive, pervasive, reciprocal, selfish, selfless, synergistic interactions so everyone and everything benefits. Please share how you add more good!

Be Well’r,
Craig Becker

Be selfish, selfless, & synergistic so everyone and everything benefits!


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