Life is entirely unpredictable and more often than not, not fair. I personally have always been the kind of person to save the best for last. I love ending things on a high note. I eat my least favourite parts of the meal first, leaving the crunchiest, most flavourful bits for the last bite. The perfect mouthful for an everlasting memory of delight.
The marshmallow/delayed gratification test for children (children are given a marshmallow and told that they can eat it there and then or wait 15 mins and get two) is often cited as a predictor of future success due to it reflecting willpower. Whilst incredibly valuable, sometimes delayed gratification can mean you save the best for last, only to have a fly land on it.
We often wait for ‘the right time’ to explore things which carry more risk, only to find that it never arrives (no magical calendar invites, sorry).
I always ask myself, if things ended today/last week/the week prior would you still be on board with what you are doing today?
P.s. do your cardio for your 💛