How to deal with our instant gratification mentality today? We have become more and more focused on instant gratification at the expense of delayed gratification. One way to deal with this is to see things a little differently. We jog so we can lose weight. In that sense, losing weight is the reward and our daily jog is part of our way to get there. Why not see the daily jog as the reward and nothing else? If we get and enjoy the reward everyday, at the end of 100 days we will have a lighter body whether we want it or not. Get your reward everyday so that the bigger 'reward' will eventually become inevitable.
Be more simple-minded. One reward at a time.