Instant and Later Gratification





Proverbs 21:5:

"The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” 

The difference between instant gratification and later gratification is the moment of gratification or reward associated with a particular action or decision.

Instant gratification refers to the immediate gratification or gratification of desires and cravings. It is characterized by seeking immediate pleasure, often without considering the long-term consequences. Examples of instant gratification include snacking, binge-watching TV, impulsive shopping, or engaging in activities that provide immediate pleasure or relief.

Later gratification, on the other hand, involves voluntarily giving up immediate gratification in order to gain greater rewards or benefits in the future. It takes patience, self-control, and the ability to prioritize long-term goals over immediate desires. Later gratification often involves making sacrifices in the present to gain more benefits in the future. Examples of later gratification include saving money instead of spending, studying for exams instead of hanging out with friends, or investing time and effort into building a career or developing a skill. power.

The main difference between the two is the time frame of getting the rewards or benefits. Instant gratification focuses on immediate gratification, while later gratification emphasizes delaying immediate gratification in order to get rewards or more lasting results. 

There are certain investments that may not yield immediate returns. We can categorize them into two types: instant gratification and later gratification.

In today's society, many young people seek instant gratification, which often proves to be short-lived. Building a brand or selling products does not happen overnight; it requires creating awareness and being consistent in your work.

Unfortunately, some individuals view investing time in building a presence on social media as a waste of time. Instead, they choose to spend their time watching videos, engaging in betting, or purchasing things that provide immediate satisfaction but no long-term rewards or profits.

Whether we like it or not, social media has become a source of income for many individuals, including religious leaders and businesspeople.

Personally, I don't spend my data on watching videos that won't bring me long-term value. Around 80% of the videos I watch on YouTube are tutorials because I have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn and grow. While the things I put into practice may not generate significant income immediately, I consider them as investments for the future.

With all humility, I urge everyone to invest their time on social media in gaining knowledge rather than spending endless hours watching TikTok videos and laughing. I'm not suggesting that enjoying comedic content is bad—I also indulge in watching them. However, I make sure that the majority of my data usage is not exhausted on such content.

To my fellow IT professionals, not everything you want to learn requires a face-to-face facilitator. Simply type in the relevant keywords and start watching instructional videos. It's true that you may waste some data before finding the best video to provide you with the necessary information, which is why experts charge higher fees for their services—because they invest their time successfully for you.

Make use of midnight data bundles to download videos and practice during the daytime. Daytime is ideal for practical application, while nighttime is better suited for downloading.

By the grace of the Almighty, who grants me knowledge and skills, I can confidently say that about 95% of the things I can do were learned from YouTube, without the need for formal education or teachers. YouTube is my primary source of learning. Whatever you desire to learn, pray to God, who grants skills, and ask for assistance in acquiring the skills you need.

Excuse my bluntness, but the first-class or second-class lower degrees we strive for are not meant to be merely collected and stored. "Learn skills to the extent that companies will chase after you, rather than you chasing after them."

Often, what is taught in classrooms may be difficult to achieve within a year. My dear IT professionals, there are software programs and platforms available in this century that can help you accomplish tasks that would typically take a programmer several business days. Don't always spend your time on complex tasks that don't expand your mind but rather waste your time. Some of these tasks may take years to master unless you receive personal instruction. Instead, focus on areas that you are passionate about, learn the necessary skills, and remain hungry for knowledge. Don't always prioritize external factors over personal growth.

With all humility, let's make the most of our resources and invest in learning to reap greater rewards in the future. Betting will not contribute to our future, and excessive spending on non-legally married partners will only lead to regret. Spend time on self-improvement; focus on yourself in the present. The delayed gratification will come when potential partners pursue you, allowing you to prioritize and choose the one you desire. Avoid rushing things that you may need later on. Embrace the necessary steps to reach your goals.

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