How To Be Friends With Your Future Self (Episode 69)

Updated: May 10, 2021

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Episode Chapters:

  • 00:56: Gift Certificates
  • 04:03: Mindset
  • 06:44: Future Self
  • 08:29: Episode Break
  • 10:48: Digital Self
  • 12:19: Dear Me

Excerpts and Highlights:

The problem is that we are often disconnected from our future self, which prompts us to prioritize the short-term over the long-term in our decision-making

The disconnect between the present you and the future you is one of the reasons why a lot of people don’t save and invest for retirement.

Research has shown that writing a letter to your future self, even to your near-future self that’s just a few months away, can increase your connectedness and improve behavior.

Your future self is one of the most important people in your life. And the more we can connect ourselves to our future self and goals, the more we will act in alignment with these goals.

Mentioned Study:

Hershfield HE. Future self-continuity: how conceptions of the future self transform intertemporal choice. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2011;1235:30-43. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06201.

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