We live in a distracting world, and it’s not getting any better. We are constantly bombarded with new information.
It's natural to think we need more discipline or willpower to resist the onslaught of distractions. But self-control is a function of circumstances, and willpower is a myth. We need to create an environment for good decisions.
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