Willpower: One Now, Two Later

We’ve recently started getting emails from a personal branding specialist named Michael Peggs. In his blog, he shares his experiences and translates them into ways to help those who are job searching. In a recent blog post, he discussed The Marshmallow Test. In this exercise, kindergarteners were given the option of having one marshmallow now, or waiting fifteen minutes and getting two marshmallows. As you can imagine, the kindergarteners struggled with the concept of waiting!

However, even as grownups, we still struggle with waiting and self-control. It’s important to remember that willpower and persistence always pay off! It’s difficult to accept delayed gratification, because who wouldn’t want instant gratification? The reward is sweeter, though, when you’ve had to worker harder and longer to achieve your goals. Never give up, and never cut corners and take the easy way out. Things will happen that are out of your control, and may delay your dreams from coming true, but when they do come true, you’ll be even more excited about your accomplishment because you overcame all of the obstacles that stood in your way.

To read more about The Marshmallow Test and Michael Peggs’ reaction to it, check out the blog post here: http://www.michaelpeggs.com/secret-of-success-one-now-two-later/#sthash.aTiHOHJS.dpbs

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: