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The answer to inconsistency

The answer to inconsistency

To beat procrastination and make better long-term choices, find a way to make your present self act in the best interest of your future self. You have 3 primary options:

  1. Make the rewards of long-term behavior more immediate.
  2. Make the costs of procrastination more immediate.
  3. Remove procrastination triggers from your environment.

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“We'll increasingly be defined by what we say no to.”
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Changing your environment=the most powerful way to change your behavior

Changing your environment=the most powerful way to change your behavior

In a normal situation, you might choose to eat a cookie rather than eat vegetables. What if the cookie wasn’t there to begin with? It is much easier to make the right choice if you’re surrounded by better choices. Remove the distractions from your environment and create a space with better choice...

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Time inconsistency

Time inconsistency

When we think about the future we want to make choices that lead to long-term benefits (“Yes, I'll save more!”), but when we think about today, we want to make choices that lead to short-term. immediate benefits (“I'll spend it right now.”). ...

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When we think about the future we want to make choices that lead to long-term benefits (“Yes, I'll save more!”), but when we think about today, we want to make choices that lead to short-term. immediate benefits (“I'll spend it right now.”). ...

Mind The Limitations Of Your Brain

  1. Decide important things early in the day, else decision fatigue sets in.
  2. Have snacks to keep your glucose high, else your brain will respond more strongly to immediate rewards.
  3. Sleeping or working on something else let’s you unconsciously work on complex ...

The Immediate vs Delayed Return Environment

Immediate-return environment: your actions instantly deliver clear and immediate outcomes. 

Delayed Return Environment: the choices you make today will not benefit you immediately. If you save money now, you'll have enough for retirement later. 


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