Why You Must Embrace Delayed Gratification

If I give you the choice of receiving $50 today or $100 in a week from now, what would you choose (i.e., the $50 now or the $100 later)? How about $500 today or $1000 in one month? How about $5000 today or $10,000 in one year?

If you understand what I’m getting at with these questions, you know that what I’m asking you is this: can you sacrifice today to have greater tomorrow? Can you resist the urge to eat your seeds today so that you can reap fruits later? Are you someone who seeks immediate gratification or delayed gratification?

Here’s the deal. Any remarkable achievement demands time and effort and thus requires that you resist the urge for immediate rewards and commit to delayed gratification. When it comes to achieving remarkable results and reaching great goals, a commitment to “delayed gratification” is a must.

You can’t want everything now and expect to accomplish anything significant. You can’t want to spend all your money today and expect to reap a return on your inexistent investment.

Some people sabotage their success because they want immediate results. In their haste, they try to bypass the necessary process, which ends up causing their downfall.

To reap a harvest, you must be patient and give your seeds time to grow and flourish. To achieve remarkable results, you must be willing to go through due process. Delayed gratification is the price of remarkable results.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.