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The end-of-history illusion

The end-of-history illusion is when we underestimate how much our personalities, work situations and values will change in the future.

The end-of-history illusion was coined...

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How the end-of-history illusion prevents you from shaping your future self

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People believe that the person they are now will be who they are for the rest of their lives. It can create certain effects:

  • Reactive life choices. It is easier to d...

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  • Take the time to consider who you were three years ago. What kinds of activities did you like? What type of work did you lie the most? Who were your friends?

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Consider penning down a vision statement - what you really want in the future.

Ask yourself:

  • What will a typical day look like?
  • What will your work en...

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Sharing your personal vision is vital to help keep you accountable. It compels you to change your behaviour to be consistent with your story.

Your trusted colleagues and friends can also che...

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