The Four Classes of Experience

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We usually think of a Class 1 experience as a “peak life experience.”

A Class 1 experience:

• feels good
• is good for you
• is good for others
• serves the greater good

2. Most people want to avoid Class 2 experiences, but mastering them brings us the most joy, growth and fulfillment.

A Class 2 experience:

• does not feel good
• is good for you
• is good for others
• serves the greater good

3. Nonproductive Class 3 experiences provide immediate pleasure but eventually destroy our quality of life and give us ultimate pain. Drinking or eating to excess could fit into this category.

A Class 3 experience:

• feels good
• is not good for you
• is not good for others
• does not serve the greater good

4. People often indulge in Class 4 experiences as a result of peer pressure, conditioning or old belief systems. Smoking cigarettes, for example, usually doesn’t feel good the first time, yet many people continue to do it.

A Class 4 experience:

• does not feel good
• is not good for you
• is not good for others
• does not serve the greater good

The secret to a happy and fulfilled life is learning to convert Class 2 experiences into Class 1—making the process of doing them feel good as well as be good.

Source: Tony Robbins

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