There’s quite a lot of science behind the concept of delayed gratification. There’s the famous marshmallow experiment, and the Freudian psychoanalysis of the “pleasure principle“. To me, in laymen’s terms it’s simple. It’s forgoing the immediate and easy reward to seek a bigger and better reward in the future.
Yes it requires patience and discipline. But as Jocko says and as I wrote about on Get Rich Slowly, discipline equals freedom.
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