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    did so much later than the daily planners

    You can gain some inspiration from a group of students who were instructed to make monthly plans about when, where and what they would study. These students earned better grades than those who meticulously planned on a daily basis, and, if they chose to abandon planning altogether, did so much later than the daily planners.

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    Could you explain the meaning of the bold-faced phrase?

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    It looks like a typo for "did so much better ..."

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    What does "if they chose to abandon planning altogether" want to say?
    Does it mean "no planning at all"?

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    Yes.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    You can gain some inspiration from a group of students who were instructed to make monthly plans about when, where and what they would study. These students earned better grades than those who meticulously planned on a daily basis, and, if they chose to abandon planning altogether, did so much later than the daily planners.

    Source: Willpower

    Could you explain the meaning of the bold-faced phrase?
    It means that that the one group abandoned planning considerably later than the other group.

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    It could possibly mean that. Unfortunately, the link given doesn't link to anything relevant.
    The difficulty I have with the original reading is that it implies that some sort of inspiration can be gained from one group abandoning a plan much later than another group.
    So, the question still remains: What does this mean in a pragmatic sense?

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    Planning is good?

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    Re: did so much later than the daily planners

    The difficulty I have with the original reading is that it implies that some sort of inspiration can be gained from one group abandoning a plan much later than another group.
    If I understand the book correctly, willpower supply is limited. So with the daily planners group they have to take a lot of time and energy to get the complete plan. However, while doing so the willpower also consumes and decreases rapidly resulting abandoning planning early than the other group.

    Planning is good?

    I think so but daily planning is time and willpower consuming.


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