How do you become good at delaying gratification ?

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#1 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
I unfortunately can neither delay gratification or pay attention to things that don't interest me. Does anyone hear have any tips on how to fix that ?
#2 Posted by Cloud_765 (111391 posts) -
Why do you need to delay gratification?
#3 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

What exactly are we referring to here?

#4 Posted by DanteSuikoden (3418 posts) -

I think about baseball.

#5 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1729 posts) -

kick yourself in the nuts.

#6 Posted by JohnF111 (14090 posts) -
Imagine she's your mother. Unless of course that has the opposite effect in which case you should see a psychologist.
#7 Posted by mAArdman (1612 posts) -

i practice self-flagellation before and after every single gratification

#8 Posted by roulettethedog (10966 posts) -

Lots of Heineken.

#9 Posted by N30F3N1X (7998 posts) -

Weren't you the one who said culture was a negative thing?

Well, you can start on that ;)

#10 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
Stop giving a f--?
#11 Posted by RadecSupreme (4650 posts) -

Stop giving a f--?Fightingfan

Go on....finish your sentence.

#12 Posted by General_X (9030 posts) -
Usually most risk-reward and cost benefit analysis put delayed gratification over instant gratification. Just gotta look at situations logically and objectively and KNOW that you will come out ahead if you go with most delayed gratification scenarios.
#13 Posted by Rich3232 (2754 posts) -
gotta be a bit more specific, dude.
#14 Posted by AFBrat77 (24108 posts) -

I unfortunately can neither delay gratification or pay attention to things that don't interest me. Does anyone hear have any tips on how to fix that ?dkdk999

Just do the important things you don't want to do first (ie homework, clean, and such) and as a reward do what you want afterwards.

But don't do what you want to do UNTIL you do the important, grating tasks first.