“It’s better to be inspired by the scope of the opportunity than to be overwhelmed by the speed of the change!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Many people feel battered and bruised by the speed of change that is occurring around them.
I see this regularly in the text message polls that I run while on stage. One of the first questions I put to the audience is how well they feel prepared for our fast future.
It’s pretty much guaranteed that the majority answer will be “not at all prepared.” People are overwhelmed by the speed of the change around them, the scope of the challenges it presents, and the disruption that it will create.
The result is that they spend more time worrying about the potentially negative implications that the positive opportunities it presents.
That’s a bit of a problem!
Shift your focus! Don’t view a trend as a threat to be feared, but as an opportunity to be pursued.
And don’t let the speed of change scare you – ride it like a surfer rides a wave, a race car drive navigates the course, a skier chooses the perfect line.
It’s better to have a strategy for acceleration than to try to slam on the brakes!
Because one thing is certain – the future is only going to become faster!