My friend Feross just wrote a really fascinating blog post showing a few videos about a study showing delayed gratification to be a high predictor of success. See one of the videos below:
Or read Feross’ post here:
It is a very interesting idea to think of “success” as the ability to postpone your rewards and have some sort of long term planning as opposed to living completely in the moment.
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Hey Jeremy – I was reading Hacker News a few minutes ago and I saw a link to a story called “The Marshmallow Test – They Got It Wrong” just by chance. It’s really interesting and offers some criticism about the experiment.
I think the criticism is even more interesting than the original experiment.