THE FUTURE YOU DO NOT PLAN NOW, WILL MEET YOU UNPREPARED

Six years ago, I went to Dubai airport to pick a friend. There, I met with a man who asked me how he could get to where he was going. As we talked, I asked him about the reason for his visit. Business or holiday? He said he was here to hustle. Hustle? His reply got me thinking! At 68, he was supposed to be talking about retirement, if not retired. How could he possibly start hustling for money at that age? What is this man doing all the years of his life?, maybe, he was busy rubbishing his life or doing something like work or business without knowing how to save or invest his income.

Early to rise, early to bed; If you don’t prepare for tomorrow now, there will be a time your bones will no longer be strong to work, or to do some certain things. All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. “We call this doing nothing”, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.

When you motivate those who have willing spirit to change, their soul will be on fire. But those who are in love with their comfort zone sees you as nuisance without considering that time waits for nobody. How can someone be sleeping around all the day, sitting down and charting and doing all kind of rubbish without bringing to the knowledge that the world is on the move and if don’t move with the world, you will get stuck. And it will affect you in the future

Let’s imagine what the world might look like when our kids arrive on the scene of adulthood. If we continue on our current trajectory, they will come of age in a world filled with smart cities, embedded augmented reality, smart robots and revolutionary nanotech. Maybe.

They will also inherit at least some of the effects of climate change, pervasive poverty, famine, discrimination and war — problems that generations before them failed to unravel. The truth is that we simply cannot know with any accuracy what the future holds.

The changes are too fast, too furious, and the variables too volatile to get a reliable understanding of life that far out.
Remember that less than a decade ago; when the first iPhone was unveiled, it would have been impossible to conceive of a world ruled by tiny pocket computers that augment every part of our lives or to grasp the potential of a connected world 1.7 billion strong.

And because of exponential technologies (the essential bits inside your tech that get smaller, faster, cheaper and more powerful at an exponential rate) the changes in the coming decade will be even more unfathomable than those which redefined the previous decade. But just because we can’t see these changes doesn’t mean they are not coming.

How can someone be working as security over years without bringing in his mind on how to strategize to do any other things better. Very soon, technology will lender those working as security jobless, unless you do something now. Because robot may take over security job

Plan Well, Let Your Plan Be On Your Desired Future


The desired future is what you see as your ideal and preferred path. It’s an alternative to what’s probable. It’s a way to ‘course correct’ and change the destination of our lives. It is an incredible distinction for us as individuals, as well as teams and even companies.

Whether we call it a ‘desired future’, ‘preferred future’, or ‘intentional future’, the idea is the same…to set a course purposefully toward an objective that reflects our deeper goals.
This can have a profound impact.
Consider this – according to strategist, Dr Joseph Voros, “the Apollo Moon Landing, for example, was a preferred future of President Kennedy which began as merely possible, because the knowledge did not yet exist at that time to achieve the goal.”

I know, it seems so simple and common sense that it’s almost unremarkable. But when we start to intentionally think about and work toward a desired future, it changes everything.


4 Tools To Get To Your Desired Future
You have four tools available to you right now to pursue your desired future.

  1. Imagination
    When we have an image of a desired future, that picture may be blurry. It might need better definition. We can bring it into high resolution. For that we need our imagination. We have to build out the future in our mind’s eye. What are we doing, seeing and feeling in that future? Who is with us? How has our situation changed? Building out that future in our thinking is one of the most powerful ways to make it real.
  2. Hope
    When we’re imagining a desired future – whether its sort team or long team, we have to engage our sense of hope; Hope is one of the most underrated and not often talked about emotions. Yet for us to have any motivation toward a desired future, it’s because we have hope to improve our situation and that of others. It is a very real and inspiring energy source for personal action.
  3. Back-casting
    ‘Back-casting’ requires us to place ourselves in the future, look back and imagine what milestones have occurred to get us toward that future.
    For example. if your future involves living in a new house, somewhere along the way you will have saved for a deposit.
    These milestones are like pin-pointing the stops on a train line. Back-casting identifies the major stops to get to your desired future.
    According to strategist Andy Hines, “the advantages of working backwards are that it is a fun way to explore the future, it avoids the constraints of thinking linearly forward from today, by first rushing rapidly toward the future, then working backwards.
  4. Action
    Finally, we need massive action.
    Taking action requires consistent and repeated efforts. As you take action toward your desired future, you may find the steps you take are different from what you foresaw when you back-casted.
    Things may not go as planned. You may need to take a side step now and then.
    If you keep your desired future in focus, and pursue it persistently, you will achieve it

5 comments

    • DescriptionBackcasting is a planning method that starts with defining a desirable future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present. The fundamentals of the method were outlined by John B. Robinson from the University of Waterloo in 1990.

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  1. Kingsley, planning is a very useful strategic tool to meet the future fully prepared for any impanding challenges which can be tackled through good foresight and vision.Thanks for the invaluable piece of writeup !

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