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Delayed gratification at its core isn’t about self-control, but about managing our emotions.
If we look at credit card debt, consumer loans, the drug addiction epidemic, obesity levels, and problems with mental health, it is evident that delaying gratification is hard for most of us.
.. is when you trade your present happiness with a greater amount of happiness in the future.
Many ancient cultures, religions and philosophies promote delayed gratification as one of the highest human virtues.
Delayed gratification is the call to sacrifice a little satisfaction today to greatly increase the quality of life tomorrow.
Willpower is the ability to resist or delay short-term desires to achieve long-term goals. Other names for willpower are self-discipline, self-control, self-regulation, determination, drive. Willpower consists of three things:
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