November 4, 2014

Sacrifices or Delayed Gratification?



A lot of people have asked me on why I do what I do? Why don't I just stay focus on becoming the most successful professional speaker in the industry and enjoy the lucrative rewards that come with it. The response is simple. I have already achieved that and I want to do much more to make a much bigger difference. Many see it as a sacrifice. I see it as delayed gratification. To achieve our dreams, we have to know why we do what we do. We need to stay focus on the journey and not be deterred by things that try to distract us. There are and will always be lots of temptation. However, we need to keep reminding ourselves that Rome was not built in a day!

39 comments:

Farmy Yow said...

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you. patience is a virtue

-Razif

Anonymous said...

I see the direction. Gambateh!!!!
-aizi-

Alvin Monteiro said...

I do understand that, many successful entrepreneur does not only stay on one business but diversify. We will keep on going to build the empire.

Beverly said...

When you know what you want to do and you go for it, it is far more rewarding compared to the sacrifices that you have to make.

Nur Shairah Azhar said...

Agreed. Do a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

aishah yahya said...

I would rather you kept the change than reward my hard work with pittance. On second thought...I'll take it. Thanks.

Aishah Yahya

Gloria Chan said...

I think that ultimately, giving yourself the space to enjoy the day to day actually allows you to work harder. I’ve sometimes seen my work as a burden — something I’m resentful of, because it’s the ugly crap I have to overcome to get to the perceived gratification that lies on the other side. Thinking of work that way doesn’t make me want to keep trying harder.

aishah yahya said...

I would rather you kept the change than reward my hard work with pittance. On second thought...I'll take it. Thanks.

Aishah Yahya

aishah yahya said...

I would rather you kept the change than reward my hard work with pittance. On second thought...I'll take it. Thanks.

Aishah Yahya

nurul izzati Basir said...

I really appreciate how you point out that we need to be conscious and present when we are living our lives. There is nothing delayed about that. Neither is there delay in the concept of “finding pleasure in the journey”. This is a NOW attitude, too.

What an awesome principle to live by. Great post with some incredible suggestions. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Let's fight together boss . You area not alone :)
Beatrice

Anonymous said...

That's true! Achievers are working on their goal—achieving their dream!

-Azlin-

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you can pursue dreams
-fizi-

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you can pursue dreams
-fizi-

Anonymous said...

141Hopefully you can pursue dreams
-fizi-

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you can pursue dreams
-fizi-

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you can pursue dreams
-fizi-

Noorfa said...

“Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good or do you want to take a chance and be great?”- Jimmy J

Shirley said...

Indeed~Dont give up what you want most for what you want now!

烤焦面包人 said...

Sacrifices is just a moment only.
but, PORTMAN street coming soon.

Michelle Liew

rina_raflee said...

Note to Self

No matter how small you start, always dream big

Khalil said...

A lot of thing need to learn from you boss..

GraceW said...

We need to be certain on what we want to do it life! To be successful we need to be a little selfish...ie make up your mind and go for it...its for yourself...if the heart is true and we really want to make a difference gratification will come....and whn it does it will be a GREAT surprise how much a diffirence we have impact on others

Anonymous said...

Agreed on this! Patience Pays!
-Ivy Ling ^_^

Shaik Faizul said...

Totally agree Boss.. We are together in this!

Suria said...

Patience is the virtue of greater things that will come your way..

MY said...

Now pursuing your “dream” job is basically nonexistent if you want the safety net "basic salary, bonus, etc." And a job will always be a JOB unless you have the passion for what you are doing. I chose what I am doing now because of the passion I have in sharing knowledge development solutions.

Daryn said...

Good things come to does who have faith in what they do.

Lai Yee said...

Agree with you. Stay focused!

Rachelle Chong said...

Truer words were never spoken! If I want to do something to achieve what I want in life, I will not see it as a sacrifice, it is an enthusiasm. I believe someday I will see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous said...

Agreeee

*JIMI

Jessica said...

It's never too late to chase our dreams. Self satisfaction and sense of achievement are important for building a happy tension fee life.
"Go for it and chase your dreams"

Rosli said...

Totally agree with you boss..

Mohd. Noriskandar Arbain said...

Great people comes with a great responsibilities. as much as im concern, what you did and what you going to do, leads to a big differences and as PORTMANIANs, ive already feel it. keep up the great job! Thanks for sharing such a remarkable thoughts of virtue.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. Just do it
-Mah-

Suganthi Sase said...

We don' t have to sacrifice to achieve the ultimate thing that we want in life. As you said we just have to stay focused and keep working hard till we reach the beautiful side of our goal.

Yasota Kalimuthu said...

Agree Boss. Nothing should distract us while we are in progress to do what we want to do in life. What is mine is mine, and no one else can see it the way I see it. So, just delete peoples negative comments on our work.

Philo said...


Yes Boss, I agree with you that great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. I am always prepare, pray and achieve – (to make it happen.