Looking to the future is imperative to move forward, but often we can lose track of where we currently are in life by doing so. Dreaming, and chasing your dreams, is important, but you cannot attain your dreams by skipping steps. Opportunities come and go - they will not always be there. Hard work is the key to getting what you want.
Money cannot buy happiness. All money can buy is possessions.
Personally, I could be poor; yet, I would feel rich as long as family and friends who really care for me surround me. Moments and memories with people you love can never be replaced, or recreated. I think, however, it takes losing out on some of these things to snap back to reality.
Life is a precious gift and how we decide to spend our time does matter.
Far too often, we are too focused on what we have to do next, but each minute that passes is a lost opportunity. There are many factors in life that make it seem like delayed gratification is the way to go. This is why it's important to know there are different types of delayed gratification - both positive and negative.
- Positive delayed gratification would be working hard and having it go unnoticed and keeping in mind that what you are doing now will be noticed in the long run.
- Negative delayed gratification makes you feel like it's a good thing to give up the now for the sake of being able to have all the time and money you want later.
Questions of the Day:
1) Are you giving up the now thinking you can make it up later?
2) Are you doing what you want in the here and now?
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