4 Five-Year Plans
We go where our vision is. âJOSEPH MURPHY
Ask a person on the street what he or she plans to do or be in five years and the likely reaction you will receive is a blank face. The truth is that most people just donât envision themselves, let alone make plans, that far into the future. Research has shown that many often confuse medium-term with long-term tradeoffs and have difficulty with delayed gratification. A famous study by Walter Mischel, commonly referred to as the Stanford marshmallow experiment, showed that children who were able to refrain from eating a marshmallow in front of themâknowing that they would be rewarded with two laterâwere more likely to succeed as adults. Unfortunately, most ...