It’s that adorable picture of your baby you posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media site. Did you wait a whole five minutes before looking to see how many “LIKES” you got?!
Instant gratification, according to Wikipedia, is defined as the “satisfactions gained by more impulsive behaviors: choosing now over tomorrow.”
We are confronted daily with the here and “NOW” it’s nearly impossible to embrace the journey.
“Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.” Proverbs 16:32.
Steven Roddy, founder of The Pageant Planet, started his journey by purchasing a football team, what could go wrong?! Well, as he put so eloquently in his bio “the football team FAILED. Miserably”.
He didn’t give in; give up; or run away, instead he picked up the pieces and tried again. He would continue to try “several things” over the next few years until he met Rob “Waldo” Waldman, who gave him what he calls his first “real” opportunity.
It was the beginning of “The Marketing Model”, where he worked with successful entrepreneurs on brand development. This would ultimately become the foundation for The Pageant Planet, an online pageant resource that was created to “bring together” a “fragmented industry
It wasn’t INSTANT and without failures. But it was through the failures that Steven learn what NOT to do. He learned to keep going, to never give up, that the “journey is important”.