The Daily Habits of Future Thinkers

Ongoing Patterns of Possibility, Probability and Potential

The future thinking muscle — an enlightened brain — requires just as much habitual fitness as lungs might need constant challenge and toning for a marathoner.

A. FUTURES THINKING — MINDSETS AND BEHAVIOURS

Half the battle of “futur-ing” is adopting a resilient perspective to a future that could be much different to the present:

SUPPLEMENT: How much time do you spend explicitly (on average) improving your future thinking craft?

Sometimes dismissed as a lesser of soft social sciences vs. the hard and natural sciences: biology, physics, chemistry, as we can see my time invested, future thinking practitioners make a rivalling and considerable cerebral investment:

II. FUTURES THINKING — SOURCES & INSPIRATIONS

Why drink from the mainstream all the time, when you can go to the fountain source:

III. FUTURES THINKING — REGIMENS & DISCIPLINES

Future thinking is very similar to golf, just when you think you have figured the game out, it throws you for a loop. Always … be … changing … ahead of …the pace … of your … subjects of interest.

VERBATIMS: What Daily Habits Do you Perform as a Strong Future Thinker?

Ingest media and content that isn’t remotely aimed at me, my demographic or personal value system. Stephen Steck

IV. FUTURES THINKING -NEW SPACES & EXPLORATION

When we say new space, we mean your physical space, your mind space, your sensory space, your psychological space & safety blankets:

V. FUTURES THINKING — PEOPLE & VOICES

Futures thinking requires malleability and a paradox of people skills. We need the curious minds, but people that can act. We need it to be a social process, but with strong individual passion & ownership. We need advanced thinkers, but open minds. We need diversity, but not to defend a pre-existing position. We need creative tension and conflict, but the ability to work effectively in groups. It’s a difficult balancing act:

BONUS: When is your best investment in future thinking done?

It would appear future thinkers are more late night inclined and less regimented in when and how they find solutions.

  • F. IMPROVEMENTS & OPTIMIZATIONS
  • G. READING & DOING
  • H. SKILLS & TALENTS
  • I. POSITIVE REWARDS & TRIGGERS
  • J. OUTCOMES & REALIZATIONS

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