Now or Later?
Do the thing that’s the best. Sometimes that’s prioritizing this instance, others that’s prioritizing building a habit.
When considering doing a kindness for someone, I sometimes think, “I want to do x, but don’t want them to expect this again in future.”
Typically the right answer is doing it and trusting my future self to do his best in future scenarios.
If I over-prioritized building habits in others, I’d never give gifts. If I over-prioritized this instance, I would achieve less. It’s a balance.