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The elegant secret to self-discipline

https://www.raptitude.com/2013/10/the-elegant-secret-to-self-discipline/

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The elegant secret to self-discipline
Despite my lofty ethical and financial aspirations, I developed a tragic ice cream habit during the summer. There are all kinds of long- and short-term problems with this: it's bad for my health, morally dubious to say the least, and totally anti-frugal -- a big no-no for my new career as a tightfisted writer.

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The secret to self-discipline

The elegant secret to discipline: valuing your future self as highly as you value your current self, at least long enough to get your Right Now Self to do the right thing.

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The choices of your Past Selves

The choices of your Past Selves

You are currently experiencing the future of all your Past Selves. Their choices have come to fruition.

If you would like better fruits, make your Right Now Self into someone who, as a habit, rolls out the red carpet for Future Self.

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Catch yourself cheating

Catch yourself cheating

Recognize the moments when you’re about to sell out your Future Self: They often happen when you are in retail establishments and involve televisions or other gratifying electronic devices, high-fructose corn syrup and disposable packaging.

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