Chapter Four


Delayed Gratification is the Patience and Discipline to Wait and Work for Something Better Later On

With patience and discipline, we can anticipate opportunities and life’s inevitable challenges. We can take time to decide what we want and why it’s important. When we achieve our goal through hard work and persistence, we experience satisfaction and self-respect.


How Do Issues of Persistence Influence You Today?

Building Persistence

Good things are worth waiting for and working toward. Society tells us we need “more” and we need it “now.” But persistence and patience are excellent traits that enable us to experience greater rewards. Celebrating baby steps is a great way to keep motivated to stay the course.


How do I get unstuck? By learning new skills! When it comes to persistence, consider mastering these: Exercise self-control. Take baby steps. Overcome self-doubt. Follow through.

Getting Unstuck contains step-by-step, how-to details of these and many other skills. If you’re really stuck, perhaps I can help!


“Start with the end in mind and know why it’s important to you.
Then, never give up.”

Esther Bleuel


Click on a Lesson That Resonates

Start Today on the Path to Getting Unstuck!

About Trust

We Can’t Always Believe What People Say, But We Will Always Believe What They Do.

About Being Powerless

All We Can Do Is All We Can Do Within Our Sphere of Influence.

About Self-Respect

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Persistence

It’s Our Responsibility to Be Important to Ourselves.

About Forgiveness

Deciphering Our Childhood Is Not About Vilifying Our Parents. It’s About Understanding Why We Are the Way We Are.

About Focus

Start with the End in Mind.

About Perspective

Mistakes Are Okay. Just Be Sure to Make New Mistakes.

About Learning

We Must Learn Our Own Lessons, in Our Own Time, in Our Own Way.

About Boundaries

Let Our Yes Mean Yes and Our No Mean No.

About Wisdom

Knowing About is Not the Same as Truly Knowing.

About Attitude

It’s Not What Happens So Much. It’s How We Handle Things and What They Mean to Us That Count.

About Letting Go

We Will Never Forget a Painful Experience, But We Can Learn Not to Be Prisoners of Our Emotions.

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