Often Short Term Gain Equals Long Term Pain!
Can there really be a short-term gain? Which you trade off in
the end and it gets you into long-term pain? I believe this
statement is true and I'll show you in a way that I feel you
will understand and feel my pain in this situation.
Have you ever had a checking account and you wrote a ton of bad
checks? I mean you have a week before they all clear and you can
write as many as you want but this short term gain does really
in all reality screws you in the end.
Not only do you have to pay the money out, you pay a $30
returned check fee on top of all that and if you can't pay it
off, you will then be turned into collections and then the
phones will be ringing off the hook. Now do you see where the
short term gain, the stuff that you wanted but didn't need it
can turn into long term pain?
Now let's look at this by looking at other situations and how
they affect our life. Have you ever felt that you had to have a
doughnut everyday? What if you can't stay away from the good
stuff, all the sweets? Well let me tell you what happens, slowly
and surly you add a few pounds here and a few pounds there and
before you know it you are 30 pounds over weight.
Now that you went from a 34 to a 38 waist line you figure that
you must lose some weight. Now can you see where short term
gain, eating all the sweets that you wanted and never worrying
about your weight and this made you very happy because it made
you feel good.
Now lets look at the down side, the long term pain. Do you know
how hard it is to lose 4 inches off your waist? I mean it goes
on quickly and easily, but is a son of a gun to get it off.
It will take literally months of exercise and sweat and lots of
hard work to get back to where you were at and that is a 34
waist line. Now do you see how being conscious of the short term
gains and looking at them closely and see which ones will cause
long term pain and decide if it will be worth the effort to
overcome the long term pain.
If you feel that you need to gain the short term pleasure, then
make sure you know the consequences to your actions. Because
this will give you a blue print for what to do and what to avoid
and if you were wise you would look at the situation and decied
if the short term gain, will be easier than long term pain that
you will receive from the other?