How to achieve any goal

I think we can both admit that we are living in a have-it-all-now-world.

Access to anything you want or need is literally a tap of the button away.

There's one click ordering.

There's food delivery.

There's credit available with the swipe of a card.

I'd go as far to say that we have forgotten the art of sacrifice.

Can you blame us? mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now.

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The problem with this have-it-all-right-now mindset is that real accomplishment requires sacrifice and delayed gratification.

And these real accomplishments are where true satisfaction is found.

Think about it for a moment...

When was the last time you felt proud of something that you've done?

i doubt that it was for the shoe purchase that you just did a one click order on :)

More likely it was a big project that you tackled at work, a meal that you cooked for your family, or perhaps a 10k run that you PB'd

Those proud moments have one thing in common, they all required sacrifice and delayed gratification.

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You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, you put in the miles.

And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satisfaction.


Let me tell you that learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification is a skill set.

This skill set can grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacrifice your immediate needs in favour of a larger accomplishment will improve the more you use it.