We are a culture trapped in the moment, unwilling and unable to delay gratification. (John Stonestreet, author, speaker)
It’s important to be living in the present, of course, but many people seem to have lost any idea of how present choices affect tomorrow. The late preacher and author Robert Schuler, put it this way. “My decision today will become tomorrow’s reality.” Instant gratification fades quickly. We must think about future consequences as we make choices and decisions.
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts [decisions?] lead to poverty. (Proverbs 21:5)