We can’t predict the future, but one can shape your own future.
Just think about it, what would you do if you knew what the future holds? What would business leaders/owners do if they knew what their customers would want tomorrow? Would investors make different decisions if they knew what the markets would do tomorrow?
We all wish we knew what tomorrow would hold for us. If only we could see the future, we could make different choices and decisions.
Unfortunately, no crystal ball can reveal the future. However, there is a way to influence and shape your future.
It begins with you and the way you view this world. By doing introspection, one can determine through which lenses you look at the world.
And just as lenses do, they act as filters. For example, your sunglasses filter out the harmful UV rays of the sun. A welding helmet the bright harmful light from the welding process. Protective laser goggles filter out the harmful frequencies that will blind you if your eyes are unprotected.
The way one view this world also acts as a lens. If I look at the world through a doom and gloom lens, I should not be surprised to find only that. The lens filters the positives and the opportunities just as the laser goggles do the harmful frequencies. When I look through a more optimistic lens, I may see more possibilities. This does not mean the negative suddenly disappear; it only filters them for the moment.
Using filtering allows us to create different scenarios that can stimulate discussions. By partaking in these discussions, we may be able to identify options and ways to deal with the opportunities and negatives which the future may hold. Furthermore, by engaging in the discussions about the different scenarios, we unconsciously prepare ourselves to deal with the negatives when they do realise, thus helping us shape the future.
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