This is a great time management video with psychologist Zimbardo on time perspective.
Check it out:
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He identifies 3 orientations to time management.
People are either:
- future oriented – anticipated consequences, cost benefit analysis, what will be – life goal-oriented or transcendental life after death
- present oriented – what is – hedonism / fatalism
- past oriented – what was – positives or negatives
The most successful people are future oriented, future focussed. Because they put off instant gratification for the greater rewards and benefits that comes from discipline and coraling of assets and progress.