“If you build it, the future might follow!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
There are a lot of “2020/2021” pictures floating around Internet right about now.
The idea is that you post a picture of yourself or your circumstances pre-pandemic, right about March last year, and another one around this moment in time. It provides a fascinating glimpse into how the lives and circumstances of everyone around have changed.
With that in mind, I took some liberties with the timing, but this one’s mine.
The top two photos show two of the major events I spoke at just before our world went upside down – an event for the World Bank in Morocco, and another in Las Vegas for the Association of Truck Distributors annual conference. It seems like a lifetime ago! My work-life consisted of big spaces, great stages, from which I shared my insight.
And then, there are two from my virtual studio – my work-life consisting of small spaces with great stages from which I share my insight. I decided if I couldn’t have the place that I enjoyed doing my work, I’d build my own.
While crafting together this photo, a few thoughts that might have been quoted came to my mind. First and foremost, your ability to create your own personal version of your tomorrow should define you!
Do it at speed – make your reinvention and innovation your own personal space race – and launch yourself!
Because a simple reality exists in today’s fast world: you can’t wait for tomorrow to arrive.
You should define your own version of tomorrow before you get there.