Taking the long-term view is one of the hardest parts of life.
The short-term view is enticing and alluring. It offers you something now; not minutes, hours or days later.
It’s hard to compete with the fast food like feedback the of the short-term.
But that’s exactly what you’ve got to do if you’re ever going to “make it.” If you’re ever going to reach goals, dreams, and realities worth reaching.
The funny thing is, you’ll get exactly what you pursue.
By all means, pursue the shiny object that offers immediate feedback.
Just know that the lofty and ambitious things you desire aren’t found on that road.
They’re found on the other path.
The path of delayed gratification, perseverance, and discipline.
While walking that path isn’t always fun, it’s the only one that’ll get you where you’d like to.