I’m not much of a gambler, but I’ve been to Vegas a few times, and I’ve watched countless people sit at a roulette table for hours with a big pile of chips. Sometimes they hit it big and sometimes they lose big. Some people walk away and cut their losses, but what about those others? What about the people who just don’t have that ability to get up and leave when the chips are down? Those people play recklessly, betting it all on luck, time and time and time again. They demonstrate addictive behaviors, seeking instant gratification over smart moves—why? Because they succumb to the gratification of short-term pleasure, rather than using the discipline required for longer-term success.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want reckless ...