Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I keep this impulse in check?”
“See the Macro in the Micro [<link; medium read].
Bring to mind your desired future, the Macro.
See your Self in that future.
See who you need to become to bring that future into being.
See your Self reflected in all these micro-decisions.
See how all these micro-decisions move you one little step closer to that future.
See how all these micro-decisions compound.
See how all these micro-decisions grow you into that future.
Then ask yourself:
What do I value more, yielding to this impulse, or growing?”