COVID MADE ME DO IT!

LA HAYE
3 min readJun 3, 2022

Delaying pleasures for my greater good!

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.”

Brian Tracy

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

When you identify the importance of your values and goals, you’re unstoppable in all areas of your life. Developing a plan of setting goals and crushing them, once these goals are accomplished you will then in turn reward yourself. This is where delayed pleasure comes in, the old me would have gone on a vacation without second guessing my finances, however the pandemic taught me a good lesson in delayed gratification seeing the world lockdown gave me a chance to self reflect on my habits and actions. I started enjoying the simple things in life.

When there are no vision (hence me having a vision board) you lack directions. I learn to celebrate reaching goal in an affordable way, doing this I was able to pay off debts and saving more. I am more aware of my spending habits and big ticketed items are budgeted for.

What is delayed gratification? The act of resisting an impulse, in hopes of obtaining a more-valued reward in the future. This is basically saying wait to…

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LA HAYE

I am a writer exploring my purpose, vision and lifelong goals. Poetry writer and avid traveller.