When Immediate Gratification isn’t Enough

We live in an immediate gratification society – there is instant messaging, video on demand, real-time online gaming, purchase something online and have it delivered tomorrow and no interest payments for a year! The list goes on.

The opposite is delayed gratification. Personally, I’m not really into delayed gratification…..it doesn’t suit my impulsiveness, spontaneity nor indulge need to take action.

Here’s what I’ve discovered – there are times when immediate gratification isn’t enough. In recent years, I have been on the purposeful exploration of discovering and deepening my understanding of myself. What does that mean? It means I’ve asked questions that there was no quick, easy, immediate answer and it was a huge disservice for me to expect that I could answer the penetrating questions quickly and effortlessly.

The important learning is in the process as well as the acquisition…and that takes time. I’ve barely scratched the surface; there is so much more to discover – umm, perhaps delayed gratification is worth reconsidering!

Author: Susan Bock

Susan Bock, Specialist for Women over 50 who want more out life, love and business! Are you longing for more meaning as your life changes or searching for a way to reach your goals? Are you tired of living your life on a part-time basis? Together, we’ll take you from where you are to where you want to be in your future – even if you don’t know what that looks like!

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