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  • Calendar Apr 06, 2018
  • User Jared Wells
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It’s Friday afternoon, and you (a student) are thinking about the work that needs to get done tomorrow. If you know what’s good for you, you start writing down a schedule of when you will get what done the following day. It might looks something like this: 10am-11am: Wake up, have breakfast, shower 11am-12:30 Study for AP Biology test 12:30-1:30: Take a break, watch TV, have a snack 1:30-2:30 Finish rough draft for English paper You look at it and feel excited...that is totally doable, and I still get to sleep in and relax the rest of the day! Then the next day rolls around, and as 11am approaches, you start thinking, aww, I’ve got all day to do this. I’d rather do go to the gym/sleep/clean my room/play video games/go to the beach right now. And you probably come up with some really good reasons why your new idea for how to spend 11-12:30 is better, right? Why do you think you are wiser now than you were you were yesterday? “Yesterday You” was looking out for your long term well-being. “Yesterday You” knew what actions would lead to a weekend you would actually enjoy, as well as the best outcome for your grades. Are you sure that “Today You” has those same interests in mind? My bet is that 9 times out of 10, “Today You” is just trying to get out putting effort into something. “Yesterday You” tends to give really sound advice. Think about how successful you’d be if you followed “Yesterday You”s guidance every day. Compare that to the advice “Today You” generally gives. Sure, sometimes “Today You” takes advantage of new information “Yesterday You” didn’t know about. But usually, "Today You" gives pretty bad advice. Listening to "Today You"s advice usually leaves you worse off and feeling bad about yourself, right? So why are you listening to “Today You”?   Want to make sure your child starts second semester off on the right foot? Give us a call to schedule an in-person or phone consultation!  

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