When you procrastinate, you opt for the instant gratification of enjoying yourself rather than the future reward of accomplishing the things you set out to do. Did you know that?

Did you know that?

I wrote about Delayed Gratification which is the opposite of Instant gratification, I articulated that most effective and successful people have delayed gratification traits. These traits are witnessed in their careers, relationships, health, finances and in all the other areas of their lives. A person’s ability to delay gratification relates to other similar skills such as patience, impulse control, self-control and willpower, all of which are involved in self-regulation. Being able to delay gratification is a skill that must be acquired by one on their journey to accumulate wealth.

So when one procrastinates on their future, by investing in instant gratification- which is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfilment without any delay or deferment (it’s when you want it and you want it now) you end up putting off saving for your tomorrow.

Yet setting money aside in a saving like this one called NSSF Voluntary Membership Plan is important for your retirement. But instead, most of us choose to splurge on an expensive night out with friends which is more fun right now, but might not be the best choice for our futures.

The NSSF voluntary membership saving plan is all about your Choice – you decide how much you contribute based on your income and life aspirations, it is Flexibility – if your needs change, you have the freedom to change the amount you contribute, and it promises a Peace of mind – you will take pride and satisfaction in knowing that you have a secure in your retirement plan for you and your family; all this is what their site says about it.

I downloaded my forms but have never filled them because my trust issues with other people handling my money will no let me prosper, yet I know it’s a good opportunity for my children and generations to come. So don’t be like me who is still at my first step, please take all the steps and stop procrastinating on your future.

Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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