12/9 Calorie Assault Bike
15 Wallballs (20/14)
12 Alternating Dumbbell Snatches (50/35)
9 Toes to Bar
"Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most." - Abraham Lincoln
Immediate gratification can be a deceptive mistress. And the ability, or maybe better put, “trained skill” of delaying gratification has been linked many times over to being a critical component of success.
It’s tricky. What our emotions drive us towards today, may very well be directly against what we want in the long run.
We sleep in because our bed is warm and cozy, when we know we should get up and read that book we’ve been putting off.
We cave and have that late night snack.
What the experiment shows us, is that the ability to delay gratification is a critical component in life.
Whether we want to go to the CrossFit Games, be the best husband we can be, or propel our career forward, we must have the willpower to stay the course with the longer term in mind. Even when we’re tired, hungry, beat up, and starving for a bite of that marshmallow in front of us.
In our darkest hour, of our darkest day, if we can stare that single marshmallow down and stay the course… we’ll make it.