Change: The Roles of Instant vs. Deferred Gratification
October 24, 2010 Leave a comment
Have you ever been at a crossroads where you know a decision will change your life? A choice you know that if you don’t take action, you might look back later in life with regret. Have you ever been stuck in that place where you find yourself wondering and analyzing which direction to turn?
We all have been in that space where we try to make things more complicated than we need to. Perhaps those circumstances cause us to look around and ask ourselves what are we afraid of. Deciding not to decide is a choice whether we want to acknowledge it or not.
In today’s society everything is about instant gratification. Don’t get me wrong, instant gratification is great. But it is also misleading because there is a message in it that implies there are shortcuts in life and that just is not the truth. It is not my truth. The things in life no one can ever take away from us are education, accomplishments and love of family. In a sense, they are a form of deferred gratification and what helps us determine our success.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
.I am at a crossroads and facing one of those decisions. Life isn’t about having the answers, it is about asking questions. Stay tuned for details.