Truly enlightened people , those who experience deep happiness daily, are prepared to put off short term pleasure for the sake of long term fulfillment - Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is Canadian writer, one of the world’s premier thinkers on leadership, personal growth and life management. The bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
In this quote Sharma, emphasis the long term happiness, by compromising instant pleasure such as entertainment or humor. When you take instant pleasure in short term actions, it won't last long, and soon the positive effects generated from this short term action shall be reduced.
We should strive for happiness with long term fulfillment which comes from more constant, enduring, and recurring aspects of our life in a continuous efforts to build happiness step by step in a steady path.