Here’s the cool thing: you don’t have to wait. You can do it today. You can delay immediate gratification today.Dr. Beau Johnson
- As human beings, we typically do whatever we feel like doing in the moment.
- Spontaneous choices based on immediate desires rarely help us to become the best version of ourselves.
- We will not wake up one day having become someone we have not been becoming.
- Delaying immediate gratification may be the single most important choice we can make, leading to success in every dimension of life.
- When we delay immediate gratification for a short period of time, sometimes the desire to make an unhealthy or unhelpful choice disappears.
- Delaying immediate gratification in the small areas builds the muscle that allows us to delay immediate gratification in the big areas.
- Honestly evaluate, “When was the last time I delayed immediate gratification?”
- Repeat the phrase “DIG it” when faced with desires that oppose your long term goals.
- Practice saying ‘no’ to a desire for just 10 minutes, and pass the time by making a positive choice instead.
Resist The Temptation
The fleeting allure of harmful choices disappears when we recognize them as lasting obstacles to our long-term dreams. Listen in this week as Dr. Michael Brown and Justin Brown get strategic about overcoming unhealthy impulses.
Stop Chasing Happiness
Positive feelings and emotions are nice, but they shouldn’t be our greatest goal in life. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and counselor Steve Rieske count the cost of a life devoted to pursuing the wrong thing.