Delaying Gratification for the win.

“Patience is a virtue” my father would always say to me. If you think about it, patience truly is a virtue. Those that want instant gratification often end up on the wrong side of the stick.

It is time to think about delaying gratification for the win. Let’s delay our gratification and make tomorrow a better day.

In the 1960s, Scientist Walter Mischel was doing experiments at Stanford University to test how instant gratification affects children. He came up with an experiment called the Marshmallow Experiment.

The Marshmallow experiment

What is Instant Gratification?

Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure and fulfillment without delay. This is all about pleasure.

Let’s Talk about Delayed Gratification

The children that delayed the gratification had higher SAT scores, lower substance abuse, dealt with stress better, and had better social skills.

Delaying Gratification with Investing

Try to save, try to delay your gratification, and it will increase your income, improve your savings, and increase your enjoyment in life.