You have two choices. You can take $10 today OR you can take $8 today but in six months you have the potential to make $15.
In everyday life we pick the short game, its a safe path that will get you steadily along, and there is nothing wrong with that – as we have all learned from the tortoise and the hare.
However more often than none the long game, that seems to have drawbacks up front yields the most fruitful of all.
One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all.
– Giacomo Casanova