“It’s when you limit your thinking that you limit your opportunity!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
No one ever achieved great success by concentrating on the past – it’s by thinking about where you can go with your future that you can somehow manage to get there!
With that, today I’ll wrap up the video series I’ve been running through the month of January – “Insight 2020: Leadership Strategies for the Era of Acceleration.”
You’ll find the last post – #21 “The Future is Bigger Than You Think” – over on my blog. That particular post plays into a theme that has worked incredibly well on stage during the last two years – a look out into the world in the year 2030, and what might come about as every industry undergoes significant, wrenching, dramatic change :
20 Trends into 2030: https://2030.jimcarroll.com
When I take a look out into my audiences, I know that there are 3 types of people out there when it comes to where might find ourselves in just under a decade and the trends I go through on that page.
First, there are those who will find wonderful success with what comes next, because they will ensure that their personal growth strategies align to the change that is occurring.
Second are those who will just be marginal performers – they’ll simply keep up with change and adapt slowly, rather than trying to stay one step ahead. They’ll survive, but barely.
The third category is the most tragic and yet the most likely to fail: those who deny the future, fear the future, fight the future, rage against the future. They are of a mindset that yesterday was fantastic, that today is a nagging challenge, and that tomorrow is a problem.
Their lack of future success is entirely predictable – and yet, potentially avoidable.
I tend to try to focus on the first two groups when I’m up on stage. I know that the first category of people relishes in the opportunity of my message. If I can change the momentum of the lives of the second category – so that they aren’t just laggards but are active participants in designing their future – I’ve hit a home run with my keynote.
The third group? They will remain stuck in their yesterday and face an extremely limiting tomorrow!
Today, decide which category you want to be a part of! Never limit your thinking – and in many cases, you can move from one category to another, defining your future before the future defines you!