“The biggest mistake you can make is to let others tell you what you cannot accomplish!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I get annoyed when so-called experts suggest things that simply aren’t true.
That was the case in point when the Wall Street Journal ran this article just before I gave a keynote on the impact of accelerating trends. What a bunch of foolishness!
We live in the most extraordinary of times, with so much coming together all at once that the potential impact is truly staggering. As I describe in one of my keynote descriptions: “Self-driving cars, 3d printing, crowdfunding, the sharing economy, blockchains, personal drones, swarmbots, smart dust, vertical farms, Internet of Things, cognitive computing, smart factories, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, quantum computing, intelligent farms, smart clothing! What seemed to be science fiction just a few short years ago has become a reality today, as time compresses and the future accelerates. George Jetson lived in the future, but the future is here now.” Don’t limit your thinking – in terms of what you can accomplish, or what you think you can do. That can indeed be the worst possible thing you can do!