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Your every significant choice - every important decision you make - is determined by a force operating deep inside your mind: your perspective on time - your internal, personal time zone. This is the most influential force in your life, yet you are virtually unaware of it. Once you become aware of your personal time zone, you can begin to see and manage your life in exciting new ways. 

In The Time Paradox, Drs. Zimbardo and Boyd draw on 30 years of pioneering research to reveal, for the first time, how your individual time perspective shapes your life and is shaped by the world around you. Further, they demonstrate that your and every other individual's time zones interact to create national cultures, economics, and personal destinies.  

No matter your time perspective, you experience these paradoxes. Only by understanding this new psychological science of time zones will you be able to overcome the mental biases that keep you too attached to the past, too focused on immediate gratification, or unhealthily obsessed with future goals. Time passes no matter what you do - it's up to you to spend it wisely and enjoy it well.

©2008 John Boyd and Philip Zimbardo (P)2020 Tantor

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very useful for everyone

great book. the audio version had some problems, but the content is amazing. i recommend it to everyone, esp if you are lacking something in your life, or always feel behind the 8ball. great insights into the psychology of time and how it impacts our entire lives.

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A must listen!

This book is life changing really changes your perspective on time and how to make better use of it. I’d recommend it to everyone!