Our April 1 W Pulse podcast features Women Forward Visionary, FSC’s Clare Ciervo. Her presentation, How to Meet Your Future Self, takes a deep dive into what science calls “The End of History Illusion” and ways to avoid falling victim to it. Research has found that human beings are able to look back at past versions of themselves and observe how much they have changed. Yet, when asked to project how they’ll change in the future, most people assume they will largely stay the same. This belief that all change is behind us – “The End of History Illusion” – can create obstacles for us to effectively make choices for ourselves in the future. So, how can we become aware of our own internal biases and put our imagination to work to befriend our future selves? Even just the practice of engaging with the inevitable truth of change can lead to authentic, more constructive, and even more fun conversations about who we will be and how to best care for that person.
The W Pulse series, brought to you by Advisor Group, was created by the Firm's Women Forward Initiative and the Women's Advisory Board.