What is the future forecast? Do you have a prediction?
Ask around, most people have something to say about what the future will hold. They have a prediction about the fate scheduled for tomorrow or the next day.
Some see opportunities, some see bigger challenges, and some will predict total doom and gloom.
There are parallels to the weather forecast.
When you get it correct:
See, I told you so.
I knew it.
This is exactly what I said would happen.
When you get it wrong there may be a tendency for silence, some withdraw, or keeping a low-profile.
What is your percentage of accuracy?
Most people are always forecasting the future. Consciously or subconsciously they are making predictions about what will happen next.
Certainly, some things are beyond our control. Yet, in other cases we control our future. Perhaps, it is a little of both.
What would happen if you put a good plan into action? What would happen if you followed the plan, monitored it, and kept a fluid approach making changes as necessary?
Imagine if everyone just dug in, dug deep, and put forward the best that they could possibly do?
Is the underdog ever a hero? Yes.
Do people sometimes get the positive benefit of a little luck? Yes.
Are there opportunities to create the future you have been imagining? Yes.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is simply work towards the goal.
A strange thing often happens.
As you work towards the goal you realize that the gap isn’t as big as it once was. You realize that through effort and hard work the future has started to shape itself.
Don’t lose sight of what you can build today and tomorrow. You just might create the reality of accuracy.
See, I told you so.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.