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“We'll increasingly be defined by what we say no to.”
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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.

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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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The less important something is, the more time is spent on it.

When a topic is simple and easy to grasp, like a bike shed, we will tend to have an opinion on it and thus more to say.

Even if we don't, we'll still say something so that:

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Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism

Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905 in Paris, France and is considered to be one of the main popularizers of existential thinking. For Existentialists, life has no fundamental meaning or truth beyond what is created by our decisions and actions within it. 

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