Don`t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! The Secret to Sweet Success in

Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet!
The Secret to Sweet Success in
Work and Life
Author: Joachim de Posada
124-11 Jerry Lin
• This book is about an experiment in the Stanford
University. They gave the children some
marshmallow, and the adult say to them “I have to
leave for 15 minutes. If you don’t eat the
marshmallow, I will give you the marshmallow
again when I come back.”
• In the study, children who were able to delay
gratification-in the form of a marshmallow they'd
been given to eat-with the promise that they'd be
rewarded with an additional marshmallow if they
resisted eating the first for 15 minutes were
significantly more successful than those who had
eaten their marshmallow immediately.
• Arthur was Jonathan’s driver. He was a person
who couldn’t delay gratification, so Jonathan not
only talked him about the experiment in the
Stanford University but also told a lot of stories
to make Arthur change. A period of time later,
Arthur did change. He became a man who could
delay gratification, and he was a successful
businessman, like Jonathan.
My Opinion
• This is a good book which teaches me some good
ways to succeed. I get a lot from reading the book.
For example, I know delaying gratification is very
important because it’s where the key difference
between success and failure lies, not only in hardwork or superior intelligence and talent, but also
in the ability to delay gratification. So I know I
can’t give in to the temptation easily. From now
on, I would like to change myself to be a person
who can delay gratification.