“Although your specific view for the future might change, your long-term vision should not!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
The specific view that we might currently have might change, but our long-term view or vision for the future shouldn’t waver. This is particularly true in the world of business today as volatility, uncertainty, and instability rage through our future. You’ve got to work hard to keep your vision intact!
Some personal context: on the left, the home office view for the last 29 1/2 years, On the right, the new view – it will start to come into focus as we begin the process of arranging furniture, stringing ethernet, and setting up infrastructure.
Although the views don’t seem comparable, they are quite incomparable. My home office, in which I wrote 39 books among other things, looked out onto our pool and an expansive yard in which our children played. The new view is currently lacking a pool, which will hopefully be installed next year, supply chains willing!
But it’s beyond the view that the view is exhilarating. Old view? Beyond the fence is a high school, lots of noisy teenagers, a basketball and sports court, and traffic! The new view! It’s a massive forest! I literally have an expansive, seemingly never-ending conservation area literally steps from our new home and office. I snapped off a quick picture last night while we were exploring.
My new neighbor has a salt lick. Somewhere in this massive thicket of trees, there wanders an unsuspecting family of deer, unaware that one day soon, they are likely to end up in a blog post about “daily inspiration.” And my mind boggles at the opportunity to use two of my studio soft-lights for a new Studio 2 ‘outdoor’ shot, set against the trees.
Opportunity is in the eye of the vision!