We live in a world of instant gratification. Need information? Google it. Don’t feel like preparing and cooking a meal? Grab fast food or order delivery. Need to get in touch with someone ASAP? Text them. It can be extremely challenging for some people to understand, or embrace, the concept of delayed gratification. At Sparta Consulting Group in Hollywood, Florida we aim to instill these types of values in our employees because we know that they will have a slight edge on those who do not share these beliefs. Here are a few examples that will help you understand delayed gratification a little bit further.
Think about the idea of using a credit card. Even this is a way we are groomed for instant gratification. Credit cards literally allow someone to purchase something without having the money to pay for it now. Buy now, pay later. It’s no wonder that our culture has a hard time grasping something different. Being willing to delay immediate pleasure for a more satisfying long-term result takes discipline and maturity. The employees at Sparta Consulting Group understand that the hard work that they are putting in day to day, although trying at times, is helping them develop habits that will greatly help them further down the road in their careers.
Here at Sparta Consulting Group, we encourage our team to set big goals. Although these goals are extremely motivating and exciting to think about, they can also be intimidating due to the amount of work and ‘sacrifice’ that one will need to put forth in order to reach said goals. By having a management team that is supportive, we are able to constantly remind our people the big goals they are working towards. Our goal is to not let them give up themselves because of the effort or time it will take to reach their desired result. What’s easiest at the time is hardly ever going to be worth it in the long run, and what may seem like sacrifices early on in life, will be in no comparison to the sacrifices that might be made as someone gets older. Think about it. Would you rather miss a day at the beach with your friends or going to your son’s football championship football game? Would you rather miss a happy hour or your daughter’s first dance recital? These are the results of choices that we make every day.
We’ll leave you with one last thought on the topic: You can pay now and play later, or play now and pay later. Either way, you will have to pay and it’s usually more expensive the longer you wait.