Podcast #524

 

DELAYED GRATIFICATION – HOW TO DO IT

 

For years, scientists have been studying the benefits of practicing delayed gratification. The findings have consistently shown that those who delay gratification tend to be more successful both professionally and personally. So what is this magical skill, and how can you start practicing it today? Learn how to master it and some power affirmations to support your efforts in this episode of The Confidence Podcast. 

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WHY IS DELAYED GRATIFICATION SO IMPORTANT? 

For years, scientists have been studying the benefits of practicing delayed gratification. The findings have consistently shown that those who delay gratification tend to be more successful both professionally and personally.

What is delayed gratification and why do we need it? You may be asking yourself that very question – especially if you’re someone who struggles with impulse control or tendencies towards instant gratification. The definition of delayed gratification is the ability to resist temptation, especially when it would lead to pleasure in the short term but pain or negative consequences in the long term. Many people view this skill as a key indicator of self-discipline, willpower, and emotional intelligence. So, what are some reasons why delayed gratification is so important? Here are four reasons: 

1) It can help you achieve your goals. 

2) It can make you more successful. 

3) It can improve your relationships. 

4)It can make you happier in the long run

 Delayed gratification can help you achieve your goals: It’s not about working harder necessarily but working smarter. When you’re able to delay gratification and put in the hard work now so you can reap the rewards later, it shows discipline and planning – both of which employers love to see.

Delayed gratification can help foster better relationships: learning how to wait for what we want instead of constantly asking for things upfront can lead to longer-lasting and more meaningful relationships. Because when we’re finally able to give someone what they’ve asked for after waiting patiently, they know we value them enough to put our own wants aside. 

Delayed gratification teaches self-control: This one goes hand-in-hand with number two. Learning how to delay gratification teaches us how to control ourselves and not give in to every impulse or desire right away – a valuable skill especially when it comes to temptation (foods high in sugar or salt come quickly to mind). 

Delayed gratification boosts confidence: The ability to overcome temptations and stay focused on our goals builds self-confidence over time – something that’s invaluable in any aspect of life. So next time someone asks how long it took you to achieve your goal… Tell them truthfully: It’s still a work in progress! 🙂

AFFIRMATIONS FOR DELAYED GRATIFICATION

  • I am good at waiting.
  • I believe it’s working.
  • All of my efforts add up and matter, always.
  • There’s no such thing as wasted effort.
  • I am maturing emotionally and expanding my faith every day – I believe in what I cannot yet see ahead of me.
  • I am on my way.
  • Everything is working.
  • I love the long payoff and am proud of my perseverance in the process.
  • I can keep going.
  • What I’m working towards is worth the wait. 
  • I’m good at doing boring things and I won’t stop.
  • I am faithful in the little things, and therefore I can be trusted to be faithful in the big things.

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#508: Staying Confident When Nothing is Working

#476: How to Believe in Your Big Goal

#457: Giving Yourself Approval

#454: The Courage to Believe in Possibilities 

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