Hindsight or Foresight?

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Hindsight or Foresight?

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People often mention that hindsight provides the clearer vision. What people often talk about then is the mistakes that they’ve made, after they’ve realized, they’ve made them. Proclamations such as, “Hindsight is 20/20” are commonplace.

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There is the restaurant that expanded but didn’t consider that servicing more customers meant less personal attention.

There is the small mom and pop video rental store (and BlockBuster) that ignored the changes with video on-demand.

And, of course, there are the film developers, telephone booth manufacturers, and businesses who advertise in (hard copy) telephone books.

These may not be the mistakes of the few (a few might make it), but definitely the mistakes of many. Any time we do anything worthwhile such as earn a college degree, make a career change, or start a small business we risk not paying attention to the indicators in front of us and later labeling it hindsight.

Hindsight doesn’t do you much good, choose foresight.


Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.

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June 29, 2016at 2:17 pm

I’ve heard you are a CHANGE EXPERT.

Is that true?

What does it mean?

What do you do?

Happy Day 🙂


    June 29, 2016at 4:47 pm

    I do a lot of work with change. Helping businesses and individuals design, implement, and process through change initiatives. Sometimes this is very simple and sometimes very complex. Of course, individual change is typically much different from a larger scale business change.

    Do you have something specific in mind or are you simply asking out of curiosity?


      June 29, 2016at 7:27 pm

      Just curious.

      Seems like “everything” is changing, more and faster.

      People and business need an expert in CHANGE for guidance and support.

      Is this an area , CHANGE, where we should recognize you as an expert and seek out your services?

      Happy Day 🙂


June 28, 2016at 6:20 am

We don’t know what we don’t know til we know it.

But, we do know how to be HAPPY.

Guess, leading with HAPPINESS is foresight. 🙂

Or… Is that thought hindsight?


    June 28, 2016at 12:43 pm

    I think it is foresight. Push towards the end result.

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