10 Quotes About Delayed Gratification
Not buying something now in favor of saving for a better item in the future is called delayed gratification. Here’s what a few famous folks have to say about it:
- “The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” – Brian Tracy
- “Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.” – Richard G. Scott
- “Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.” – M. Scott Peck
- “The harder it was to get, the more you want to keep it.” ― Jay Mark Mateo Balmes
- “If you don’t want to be average, don’t rush into doing what the crowd is doing” – Constance Chuks Friday
- “Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.” – Charles F. Glassman
- “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
- “This quality of self-denial in pursuit of a longer-term goal and, indeed, the willpower to maintain the denial, is excellent training for the boardroom.” – John Viney
- “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace
- “Success is actually a short race – a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.” – Gary Keller
Here’s to making good decisions that get you to your long term goals! Sometimes we have to wait to get what we want and that’s okay.
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