Tag Archives: delayed gratification

FMM 12 14 18 True Confessions

“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” ~ Karl Marx. I was taught how to be a Jamaican housewife by my Jamaican husband.  It was a bone of contention for quite a while.  For some reason it seemed implausible to him that I […]

FMM 2 19 16 Productive Procrastination

“Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.” ~Hilary Mantel. At work we often complain about the new generation, a set of young people who have no patience, no ability to wait for results.  As soon as they submit an assignment or complete an exam they […]

FMM 9/21/12 Success

  “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby  How do we ensure that the next generation will succeed? What are the tools they need, and how do we define success? Last weekend I listened to a program on NPR that spoke about the factors […]