here is a great book by Daniel Goleman called “Emotional Intelligence” and in that book there is something called the “Marshmallow Test”. This is a test that scientist used to predict the future success of young children and it works something like this:
- Researcher places a marshmallow in front of a child at a table.
- The child is told if they wait 5 minutes without eating the marshmallow, they will be given a second marshmallow.
- The researcher leaves the room and returns 5 minutes later.
Result: Children that wait 5 minutes without eating the marshmallow understand delayed gratification. Children that understand delayed gratification are far more likely to be successful later in life.
There is a whole bunch of really good stuff about being an entrepreneur and I think you can sum it all up with this statement: