Instant Gratification Woes

Posted By on Feb 3, 2014 | 0 comments


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I know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. I know that it takes many little steps in the right direction to get you where you want to be. The problem is that when it comes to things that affect me, I want results immediately! I want to take two baby steps and have everything suddenly be perfect. I want to click my fingers and have my life’s problems be worked out with no further bumps or hiccups.

I know this isn’t something new to me. I know I’ve had to deal with it in other ways before. Like my desire to get fit and toned. I can easily commit to doing exercise or going for a run, but when the results don’t show after the first few sessions I give up. I realise that getting fitter and more toned requires more than a few jogs around the block or trips to the gym. I just get disheartened very quickly and no amount of cheerleading or pushing from others can urge me into those workout clothes. I have realised that the way around this and keeping me at something for an extended period of time is to ensure I workout with a buddy, because knowing I’d be standing up a friend if I didn’t go to the gym would guilt me into it.

The only way around this particular issue is to take it a day at a time, little step by little step. As long as I am progressing; moving forward; sorting through my feelings; learning to be happy with where I am, who I am, what I’ve done; then I know I’ll eventually get where I want to be. For now, I’ll just remember that:

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