| ||Ask HN: How does one overcome the need for instant gratification?|
235 points by sidcool on July 12, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 126 comments |
|...in the context of programming and problem solving. For me, it becomes intensely boring and border line ADHD while pondering over a complex problem that requires some dedicated attention without worrying about the end result. Instead, I end up taking the easiest solution that may solve the problem only partially, just for the instant gratification it gives. Needless to say, this is harmful for important decisions.|
I believe this has come from years of INSTANT dopamine rushes from social media and Hacker News.
How do you avoid it?
| Apply to YC