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ways to create and maintain
Now-Next Integrity

The wars, battles, and skirmishes

The ongoing wars, battles, and skirmishes between the Now and Next constitute the most fundamental problem of humanity. See Now and Next for a full depiction of the carnage this creates.

Creating peace and cooperation within by creating Now-Next Integrity

The tools in this toolkit, singly and in combination, create peace and cooperation between Now and Next. They support and maintain Now-Next Integrity.  

Two types of integrity 

Total integrity consists of two fundamental types: NNI and OOI (Oneself-Others integrity) working together. NNI is more fundamental than OOI since achieving OOI is more problematic unless you have first achieved some level of Now-Next Integrity. Creating and maintaining both types often require unresisting your fear and choosing courage.

You can find all the tools for NNI Integrity on this page, as well as the FFI toolkit, for Frightened-Fearless Integrity, and the NFS toolkit, which covers integrity issues regarding nutrition, fitness, and sleep.

Every tool in the NNI toolkit is also a tool in the OOI toolkit (yet are not explicitly included there).

Check out this list of common conflicts between Now and Next to know the full depth of our lack of integrity.

The tools to support Now-Next Integrity flow out of answering the fundamental question, "How can Now and Next both be agreeable and happy (in a given context)?" The following links detail the various tools that you can use to create and maintain this integrity.

Problems that will disappear

The following issues (problems) will be minimized or more likely disappear as you create and maintain Now-Next integrity.


  • Procrastination

  • Perfectionism

  • Lack of persistence (giving up when it would be better not to give up)

  • Getting distracted

  • Lack of patience

  • Feeling pressured

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Stress

  • Breaking promises with yourself

  • Not eating for energy, health, and good weight

  • Not keeping physically fit

  • Not staying well-rested, with enough sleep

  • Breaking promises with others

  • Resistance to planning and goal setting

  • Not following through on your plans

  • Not having enough time

  • Not having enough money

  • Waiting for things to be over

  • Upset when you don't get a result you went for

  • Feeling things are taking too long

  • Getting discouraged

  • Feeling you're behind on things

  • Over promising

  • The urgent often pushing out the important

  • Not having time to take care of yourself

  • Feeling that life is meaningless

  • Feeling like it's never enough

Now-Next Integrity should be your #1 priority, right!?

Check out your current Now-Next integrity EQ:

The tools below will move your NNI EQ toward 100%

Prerequisite tools


Contextual tools


Nutrition, exercise, and sleep tools​ (essential for supporting Now-Next integrity)


Action tools (other than nutrition, exercise, and sleep)​

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