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The Adult Marshmallow Experiment

Updated: Aug 23, 2018

One of the most significant predictors of adult success in kids is the simple marshmallow experiment. A child is promised two marshmallows if she can last 15 minutes without eating the one sitting right in front of her. Would you pass?

Let’s try an adult version. Are you willing to give up 30 minutes of productivity today to gain an hour later? Pick your poison: Take a quick nap, so you are refreshed for your afternoon work. Or, use the time to plan out your priorities for the week.  

Do one less thing today so you can do more tomorrow. You can do it.


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