“Why watch the future happen instead of helping to make it happen?” – Futurist Jim Carroll
You are either action-oriented when it comes to the future, or you’re not.
There is no in-between.
You decide to be someone who helps to create the future – or you are a passive observer.
You will decide you will confront the change you face – or you will try to avoid it.
You will accept the reality of what comes next – or you will try to deny it.
You will open up the pathways to let the future happen – or you will create barriers to block it.
You will encourage others to align to the future – or you will work to find a common cause to try to fight it.
You will work to understand what it represents – or you will cloud your mind with the thought of what it might be.
You will believe that you can help to make it happen – or you will convince yourself that you will play but a marginal role in it.
You will take the steps forward to make sure you are prepared for it – rather than planting your feet in the reality of today.
You will take the time to help others understand what you think it can be – rather than simply believing the naysayers around you who discount the potential it represents.
You will do the hard work to get there – rather than using laziness as an excuse to avoid it.
You will accept the setbacks that will occur along the path – rather than letting any particular one slow your momentum.
You will view it as an opportunity, not a threat.
You will approach it with hope, not with fear.
You will recognize it when you get there because you helped to shape it – rather than being surprised by what you find when you arrive.
You will own the future – the future won’t own you.
After all, you will have to spend a lot of time there.