“Your ability to align to the fast paced trends of today will define your success tomorrow!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I regularly do a series of text message polls when I’m working with my audience; people respond using their smartphones. My first question, after I spend a few minutes freaking people out about the speed of change in our world today, asks people to rate how they feel about the fast paced future.
Look at the results on the screen – most people are not confident about their ability to deal with the future. The responses here are typical of almost every single audience I’ve had when doing this particular poll ****for the last 9 years!**** Yet, we know that success comes from the ability to ingest and align to trends – your ability to adapt to the future and turn it into opportunity will define you. Which is why you need to spend time to understand the context and implication of those trends.
What will you do today to find a particular trend that will have a major impact on you — and what decision will you make to be a part of that trend, rather than simply watching the trend go by?