TED Talk Challenge #24: The battle between your present and future self

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CommitmentIn this talk Daniel Goldstein explains the conflict between what you want now, and what you want or need for the future.

What I really like about this talk is how he breaks down the idea of making contracts with yourself. Daniel’s example is having to write every single day, and any day he didn’t he was required to give up $5. What he has realised is that this doesn’t really work, and can in fact have detrimental effects on your self-control in the future.

http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_goldstein_the_battle_between_your_present_and_future_self.html

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About Jamie D
I'm an entrepreneur and small business owner working in 3D animation and multimedia. I also have a keen interest in technology and education.

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