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Instant gratification is killing your dream of becoming wealthy one day!

In a world where social media spoiled our relations with each other, where the internet made us more sedentary than ever, it is tough to resist the temptation to follow the flock in search of instant gratifications!

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There are no shortcuts to becoming wealthy. You cannot press a button for it to be delivered. You have to make it come true, but are you willing enough to postpone your today’s fun for a few years and work hard to be able to enjoy what most others will never?

Real estate mogul Grant Cardone built a $500-million real estate empire and is the New York Times best-selling author of ‘Be Obsessed or Be Average.’ In the article, Cardone explains the value of sacrificing fun today for success and freedom tomorrow:

“Before 2008, I was playing golf three times a week. I got distracted and entitled, started to rest on my laurels and put my family at risk. I decided to master my work and money; if my golf game or social status suffered, so be it. It’s OK to sacrifice fun today for freedom tomorrow. I sacrifice every day, doing the things I might not want to do, but doing them anyway for a better future.”

People’s most significant issue is sacrificing their social life to better use their time.

Have you ever calculated the time you spend socialized for nothing but just socializing? How much time do you waste every single day because of your social needs?

I’m not telling you that it is not good to socialize. On the contrary, human beings need to be surrounded and exchange with others. It is the basis of our emotional health.

During my journey, I’ve learned that the bigger your social life is, the thinner your wallet is.

People are more attracted to instant fun than to postpone it for a while, work their asses off, and then enjoy a much better quality of enjoyment a little later.

We just have one life to live! Ever heard that one?

Gary Vaynerchuk is the founder and CEO of VaynerMedia (700+ employees with over $100-million annual revenue) and the New York Times best-selling author of #AskGaryVee. He shares the following advice about delayed gratification from a article:

“I’ve learned the importance of sacrificing short-term pleasures for long-term happiness. Life is a long game, and when you start a business, you’ve made a decision that doesn’t allow any time in year one to focus on anything but building it. I’m talking code red, 18-hours-a-day dedicated-even at the mercy of your family time. But in two or three years, when I’m taking my kids on business trips and showing them the world, we’re reaping the benefits.”

I am now in my fifties, and I am still working hard for my dream life to come true.

Like many others, I made the subtle mistake of following the flock in the past, even when I had my first and second businesses.

I looked back and realized that, till today’s, one of the biggest mistakes many new entrepreneurs make is not to wait for enough longer before spending their money for fun.

Soon as the money starts to enter, the vacations, new car, boat, top restaurants, etc. All these unnecessary kinds of stuff come with it. Big mistake!

If I had just worked hard a bit longer, without spending too much, it would have changed all my today’s reality.

Today, I am still working hard and a lot, by the way, for money and mostly by passion. I still have great goals to reach!

Fortunately, it is never too late, and the good thing is that I have learned from my mistakes.

If I can do it, so can you!

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