Delayed gratification is the act of choosing long term rewards over immediate pleasures. Self control is what will empower you to defer immediate gratification for greater or long-term rewards.
Delayed gratification sounds simple, but it is very difficult for many people. Indiscipline and lack of self-control has destroyed many relationships, marriages, businesses and lives. A lot of people are engaged in things they know are not really good for them in the long run, but somehow, they cannot control themselves.
If you do not learn to live with the pains of delayed gratification and self discipline, you will be forced to live with the pains of regrets.
Learn how to forebear immediate needs for future benefits.