To be successful in life is to be a long term thinker. Delay gratification. A perfect example is the Stanford marshmallow experiment. I just heard of this a couple days ago and it is genius. If you think about it, which would be happier: a long term thinker or a short term thinker? Who would do better in life? Who would be better in managing a company’s worth? Before you make your next decision, think about it. You make thousands in one day; do you think one could have been revised?