Future Thinking 101

This post has been pending for a while on my blogging plan and I thought to myself – why? That answer I believe is because future thinking is a job in itself!

Let me start this way, when was the last time you thought about a great day ahead? What a question you would ask – true, but in reality I’m right. We often get distracted by the present happenings around us that we find it difficult to sit and think ahead of a great day ahead.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

For me, future thinking is a ‘new way of thinking‘, a philosophy, a paradigm shift from the traditional way of getting stuck in the rat-race of today. In the world of business, its closest description would be Strategic thinking.

Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

Look at this way, you can only control the future you have thought about and planned for. Rather than wait for the future to come to you, why not create it in your thoughts by thinking ahead about the future. I believe, a future well thought about cannot take you by surprise!

I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past. – Thomas Jefferson


9 responses to “Future Thinking 101

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  3. God works today from the future….many men work the future from today…..Those who work today from the future work more with hope in their sleeves, always looking forward to something better no matter how splendid today’s is, while not losing track of today’s achievement, but only raising the bars for tomorrow’s attempts!

  4. For me It’s been a sort of opposite…thinking ahead to sometimes let the present slip away. There’s just got to be a balance.

    The past to help learn from experiences.
    The present to enjoy and effect what we want to see in the future (and what we don’t want from the past).
    Looking to the future to that when it becomes the ‘present’ we’ll be fully prepared.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I used to be a complete an on-looker as well but I also learned about enjoying the NOW while we look onward. It is important we don’t live the present in abstract while we chase dreams; for today/NOW is the tomorrow we once anticipated.

    Thanks for sharing sir.

    – LDP

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