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Pretend Future You Is Present You

Pretend Future You Is Present You

We tend to overestimate our time and energy in the future and so we fill our calendars with tasks we think we'll be able to complete.

When you’re thinking about something in the future, ask yourself if you’d do it tomorrow. You know how much energy you have now and presume it’ll be pretty similar tomorrow. That allows you to be a little more judicious.

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"Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth" - Tyson. But you still need a plan.

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