“If you are searching for a magic formula for the future, it’s this: put in the effort to get there!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
The future takes hard work.
You have to put in the effort to make sure that you arrive there, well prepared for what it will have to offer.
To do that, you have to take some time to understand it.
You need to accept the reality of what it represents.
You must confront the discomfort that its implications might present.
You should come to realize that you will need to realign your day-to-day actions to align to it.
You should seek to continually redefine your skills and knowledge so that they are still relevant when you get there.
You will have to work hard to convince others around you to be a part of it.
You can come to expect that you will often get criticized when you make predictions about it.
You’ll need to continually adjust your expectations as to what it will actually look like when you finally get there.
You’ll have to adjust your plans on a continuous basis because it is probably going to arrive sooner than you planned for it.
Put in the effort – put in the work.