Art Markman is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin who has written over 150 papers on reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He blogs regularly for sites including Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and

He is the author of Smart Thinking and Habits of Leadership. His next book, Smart Change, comes out in January, 2014. Smart Change explores the science behind the way the motivational system works and provides specific tools people can use to improve their behavior.

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Looking Back to Move Forward

There are all kinds of strategies for thinking about time that aim to inspire. We often look forward in order to envision the life we want and then use that aspiration to create a plan to create our future. Of course, we are also cautioned to “live in the present” so that we do not allow precious hours to slip away. After all, tomorrow never comes, it is always today. But, I would like to suggest a different orientation. At least once a year, it is important to take a lesson from research on regret. When you ask young people…

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