Posts tagged habits
Instant gratification has gotten a bad rap.

Why would you want to delay gratification? Within the constraints of morality and maturity, you should do whatever you need to do to feel gratified in the moment. It may be as subtle as choosing a more positive thought or reminding yourself to smile. Maybe it’s taking two minutes in your car or at your desk to do nothing but fantasize. Maybe instant gratification is fifty sit-ups for an adrenaline rush, ordering dessert first, giving an unexpected hug, signing the lease, or telling your boss to shove it.

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the euphoria of admitting when it sucks

You don’t have to have a storefront to be a wildly successful retailer. You don’t have to get up early in the morning to beat the competition. You don’t have to keep staff who are slagging because you’re a humanitarian or unionized (besides, cutting someone loose so they can go hone their truer talents and bliss is profoundly humane.) If it’s not working, you get to give it up – quickly, just like that. Quitting is a form of enlightenment, I tell ya.

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Make space for your future to show up

Sometimes when you fill up your day planner, your closets, your dance card, you’re telling the universe that you're too busy to pick up the gift you ordered -- your hands are full, you like being distracted, you're okay with killing time.

Just because what you want isn’t here today, doesn’t mean you should fill the empty space while you wait for it to arrive. "In the mean time" kind of living can be a toxic compromise.

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