To Be Better at Planning, Get to Know Your Future Self

‘Self-continuity’ is an underrated but vital decision-making strategy

Lesley Alderman, LCSW
Forge
Published in
4 min readJul 18, 2019

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TThinking about the future often invites a strange sort of cognitive dissonance: We have all sorts of expectations, hopes, and fears about it — but the image of who we’ll be remains murky. Many of us see our future selves as abstractions, or even as…

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