Outsmart Your Instant Gratification


(This is not the exact transcript of the video. Please watch to get the whole message)

How do you sell yourself on delayed gratification?

Why would you want to feel the satisfaction later rather than earlier? 

This is what helps us to create our worthwhile goals. 

Instant gratification, on the other hand,  is behind every bad habit, procrastination, weight gain, overspending, smoking, emotional eating.  When you want to end the bad habit, what do you do? 

Mindfulness equals Awareness

When you are about to do again, stop, and check in with yourself. 

Being mindful, you gain mental, emotional and physical awareness . 

Mental awareness may reveal to you the inner lies you have been telling yourself. 

Tell yourself the truth

So stop the lies. Tell yourself  the truth. Tell yourself a different story. 

Your  future self / your life / a month or a year from now is the result of what you are doing today. 

Every day. Sometimes we are not connected with the Future Self. 


What makes it harder is when you have a big goal and you don’t see the path in front of you. 

Maybe you are overwhelmed with what you need to do or you don’t know how. 

But you know what is the Secret? You don’t have to know “the how.”

You only need to take the next best logical step.

Make it real

Is it difficult to imagine yourself a year or 10 years from now?  Imagine yourself 1 week from now. 

What can you start doing today, and every day, to move  closer to your goal? Sometimes it is the little changes. Slow and steady. Instead of trying to do a lot in one day. 

And let me say, the goal doesn’t need to be productivity. I don’t even like this word. One of my own goals is to have plenty of time to do nothing. Just be. Just witness this beautiful life because it may not always be like this. Enjoy it. (ok ok nothing is reading books and drinking tea looking at beautiful scenery) Super worthwhile!  But I have other aspirations too,  so don’t worry that I have lost my mind 🙂 

Let’s make the Future Self even more real: 

Think about tomorrow. What are you going to do today… who are you going to be today, so your future self – tomorrow – will thank you for doing it?