Successful, wealthy individuals invest time and money in pursuing a big goal, major purpose of lifelong dream. They invest in themselves for the long-term, saving money, and developing skills and knowledge that will one day pay big dividends. This long-term investment, at the expense of current enjoyment is known as the Law of Delayed Gratification. It takes time to save money, or realize a goal, purpose or dream. It requires that you do certain things today in order to reap the benefits tomorrow.