Summary of To Change Your Life, Learn How to Trust Your Future Self
New York Magazine, 2017
Cartoons show self-control as an angel and devil perched on opposite shoulders. Science reveals it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Waking up earlier, saving for a down payment on a house, learning a foreign language – no matter the goal you have in mind, your brain will do its best to sabotage it. Things may go smoothly for a week or two, but before you know it, you’re pressing snooze, spending your hard-earned cash on takeout and watching Netflix again. But does it have to be this way? New York magazine writer Jeff Wise reveals research into self-control that may change your life. Dive into psychological studies and concrete suggestions to achieve your dreams. getAbstract advises anyone who feels stuck to let Wise’s wisdom move you forward.
In this summary, you will learn
- What researcher George Ainslie learned from pigeons about self-control,
- How to “bundle” feelings of satisfaction and
- Why you must learn to trust your “future self.”
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