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Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 01:29 AM

Congratulations! You stepped out there to fulfill your dreams. You clearly understand that having lasting, meaningful success means setting priorities and being focused on achieving your goals. You are not just a wish upon a star dreamer, your sleeves are rolled way up, and the elbow grease is flowing. Soon, the success that began on the inside with purpose, determination, and vision will be bursting through the seams where others can see the impact. People will be talking all about your rising star momentum and your brilliant ideas. How fantastic!

You already know that people who study leadership and success found that highly successful people have this ability to delay gratification. Successful people have habits of self-control motivated by big dreams - a desire to do something meaningful. But when did you decide that delaying gratification also meant waiting for your joy?

That sense of good cheer, an absolute delight, sheer elation, great happiness, incredible bliss. How strong are you feeling it today? Yes, you must be serious about the work. Yes, you must prioritize. Yes, you must focus. Yes, of course, that determination and the no excuses attitude helps tremendously. Yes, it must be meaningful enough to put down or put aside things (and people) that get in the way of building strong habits of success.

And while you delay the gratification to reach that long-term goal, do not delay your joy. You do not have to wait until the dream is achieved and the celebration begins to feel unspeakable joy. I know there is a certain joy that will come from the achievement. This may be the joy you are focused on but is not the only joy life has to offer.

Today, I encourage you to create, notice, feel & express even more of your joy. I invite you to do what you can to feel unspeakable joy right now. Right here, at this moment. Find joy in areas of your life and circumstances that are and are not related to your delayed gratification. You will see how these joys, help you stay strong and focused while that long-term gratification is being delayed.


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