Planning for War

A great article over at "You Are Not So Smart", with more general applications.   Any future plans must take into account the kind of person you are, if they are to have any hope of being successful.   Sometimes, the person we know the least about is ourself.   A few quotes:

  • "[...] the problem isn’t you are a bad manager of your time – you are a bad tactician in the war inside your brain."
  • "In the struggle between should versus want, some people have figured out something crucial – want never goes away."
  • "The trick is to accept the now you will not be the person facing those choices, it will be the future you – a person who can’t be trusted. [...] Now-you must trick future-you into doing what is right for both parties."

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