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Get what you want

We all have desires, dreams, and moon shots.

But we needlessly waste time in the trenches of instant gratification. A like here, a comment and follow there.

We should be creating something that people talk about long after we die.

Trading long-term initiatives for short-term goals makes immediate delivery less special. The digital world has shrunk our patience and passion for the long haul.

Here’s an idea: keep a project to yourself. Work on it tirelessly as if you have a deadline. And itch it when you can.

Waiting to hit that publish button allows time for extra edits. Those small tweaks are the difference in greatness versus mediocrity.

Do you want to be remembered and praised right now or postpone instant gratification for everlasting recognition?

Do the work regardless of your end-goal. People want to see your labor of love.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.