Here’s a clip with Naval on Tim Ferriss that expands on this a bit.
Times I’ve chosen short term this week include:
- Eating the grilled cheese sandwich my kid didn’t want, even though I already ate
- Browsing Reddit/Twitter/Hacker News instead of doing anything even semi-productive
- Convincing myself I was too busy to spend my full 10 minutes lifting weights
- Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine instead of reading or listening to a podcast about something useful
The list goes on. Do I regret them? Yeah, I usually do afterwards. But, since I’m not a 100% productive robot, I need some of them. Or at least I convince myself I do.
When have you chosen short-term this week? Do you regret it? Should you regret it?