The Instant Gratification Trap IQ Matrix explores how to overcome the temporary pleasures and temptations that rob us of the opportunity to achieve our goals and objectives. The instant gratification trap is subtle. It creeps up on us when we least expect it, and then immediately pulls us away from the things that matter most. The more we indulge in these temptations, the deeper we’re drawn into fleeting small pleasures that feel incredibly satisfying, but ultimately lead to long-term pain.
When we get caught in instant gratification traps we sacrifice our future for fleeting moments of pleasure. Every small and seemingly insignificant decision builds upon the next, and before you know it, you’ve wasted your life away. With no self-control, you lose touch with what matters in your life. You lose touch with your priorities and live the rest of your life full of regrets. However, things don’t have to be this way. You can use this map and the accompanying 20 page eBook to overcome the instant gratification trap.
Here is a quick break down of each branch of the Instant Gratification Trap IQ Matrix:
- Two Types of Gratification: The first branch of this map breaks down two types of gratification. On the one hand, we have instant gratification, and on the other hand, we have delayed gratification. Discover what the differences are and the short and long-term consequences that may result as you travel along each path.
- Avoiding the Instant Gratification Trap: The second branch of this map explores how to avoid getting caught up in the instant gratification trap. It outlines a five-step process you can use to help you avoid temptations and short-term pleasures that threaten to derail your desired long-term objectives.
- Escaping the Instant Gratification Trap: The third branch of this map explores how to escape when you’re caught up in the instant gratification trap. It outlines a four-step process you can use to avoid the pitfalls of indulging in short-term pleasures and temptations.
- Making Long-term Progress: The final branch of this map outlines several suggestions that will help you to overcome instant gratification. It prepares you for the long-haul by presenting you with tips and guidelines that will steer you away from short-term pleasures and instead re-focus you on long-term objectives.
Stick with these principles, memorize, and incorporate them into your daily life and routine, and you will progressively break free from the instant gratification trap. As a result, you will begin making better choices and decisions that will increase your chances of attaining long-term success, happiness, and fulfillment.