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Future You Is Ruining Your Life

28 February 2018

FutureYou Is Ruining Your Life

Every single day, you probably screw yourself over.

It only feels like one small thing, but I can say with certainty that you’re screwing yourself over. Every single day.

I’d like to introduce you to someone. Their name is Future You. Now Future You is a really great guy. He’s just like you, but better looking and more well-read.

He goes to the gym 5 times a week, doesn’t drink and he’s on top of all the ironing. Basically, Future You has got his shit together while Present Day You is struggling to find clean underwear and is using out-of-date milk in the tea.

The problem with Future You is that this is all a façade. He sounds amazing doesn’t he. He promises Present Day You that he’ll do all those annoying tasks for you,leaving Present Day You to just live for the moment.

But when it comes to it, Future You has disappeared. The dishes haven’t been done,that client he had promised to call to give the bad news to hasn’t heard from him and your milk has potentially formed a new strain of penicillin.

By trusting Future You - you are screwing yourself over. Every. Single. Day.

Think of the one thing that Future You keeps promising he’s going to help you with.

Starting that blog? Future You didn’t do that.

Quitting smoking? Nope.

Learning to speak Mandarin? Future You thinks that’s a fruit.

Whenit comes to the crunch (reminds me of The Mighty Boosh) Future You is nowhereto be seen.

Sack off Future You. Be harder on Present Day You. He’s the only one who can do it.

This idea was nicked/copied/adapted from -https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/03/procrastination-matrix.html   - which is a GREAT website (I’m not on their payroll).

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