"Thinking about the future isn’t a special skill; virtually everyone does it all the time. We schedule future activities and appointments on our calendars. We make to-do lists, a promise to ourselves of how we will spend our future time and energy. We pack our bag (or pockets) for the day by fast-forwarding mentally to what we’ll need later. We look up the weekend’s weather. We make predictions about the outcomes of sporting events. We rehearse, practice, study and train for upcoming moments that matter to us. We daydream about events we’re eagerly looking forward to. We worry about others."
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