An "inherent taste" means that you naturally like the taste, like sweets or spicy foods. You don't have to force yourself to enjoy the foods that have an inherent taste to it.
Many of us seek what we inherently enjoy, which isn't bad in itself. But it is a problem if those things would do us more harm than good.
- Laziness has an inherent taste to it, doesn't it? Who wouldn't like lazing around, having no responsibility? But laziness does harm us.
- Junk food has an inherent taste, whether they are sweets, potato chips, whatever. Who wouldn't like to eat junk all day? But junk food can harm the body.
- Sleeping in has an inherent taste. Who would say NO to sleeping in a few hours later? But the more you sleep, the less you get done -- so too much sleep would be bad for us.
- Addictions have an inherent taste. Indulging in our addictions gives us comfort -- but they would ultimately destroy us in the end.
While it isn't bad to go for the things that you enjoy, sometimes we have to FORCE ourselves enjoy things that would actually help us.
- No, we don't like eating salads. But they are better for you than eating popcorn all day.
- No, we don't like waking up early. But waking up early means you get more time to get things done.
- No, we don't want to quit our addictions. But if we quit them, then we won't be controlled by them any more.
- No, we don't like working hard. But hard work gets good results.
Instead of chasing after things we inherently enjoy, let's start chasing after things that we need to LEARN to enjoy. I'd dare say that MANY TIMES, what we need to LEARN to enjoy would be more beneficial to us than the things that we naturally enjoy.
Believe it or not, I DO NOT inherently enjoy exercise -- unless I'm teaching it or taking a class. But exercising on my own is an acquired taste. I have to FORCE myself to do it, because if I don't, then I won't exercise unless I have to.
Eating healthy is also an acquired taste for me. I'd much rather eat cake and ice cream all day! But if I did that, what would happen to me? I'd kill myself that way!
If you know that there is something that would benefit you but it isn't an inherent taste, then MAKE YOURSELF ENJOY IT! You can't live your life only going for things that you naturally enjoy -- otherwise, you won't accomplish much in the end.
Look at what you enjoy now -- and ask how much does it benefit you.
Now, look at the things you DON'T enjoy -- and ask how would it benefit you if you do it.
Acquiring a taste doesn't take long at all. You just need to do it little by little until you acquire a taste for it. Then later on, you'd get excited about doing it.