Chapter 12. Visions and Challenges – Priorities for Professionals

Life is Amazing; Spread the Word!

As we near the end of the primary chapters of the Guide, having learned some of the valuable methods and lessons of the Personal, Organizational, Global and Universal foresight domains, it seems appropriate to sum up these experiences, and say something inspirational, to recap everything we are trying to accomplish in our evolving and developing foresight practices. Can we do that in a single sentence? Perhaps not, but let’s try anyway.

How about:

Life is Amazing; Spread the Word!

Note that this is a compound sentence, with two parts.

The first goal of this Guide has been to help you appreciate and recognize how truly special and fortunate we humans and our precious Earth are, and how incredible our future is going to be, in as the most probable outcome of the accelerating changes going on around us today. The second goal is to inspire and motivate you to take that knowledge and do something undeniably and impressively positive with it, for yourself, your family, your organization, your species, and yes, your universe, to give back some of what you’ve been given as a human being.

There are plenty of dangers and setbacks ahead, to be sure, and lots of traps and poor paths we might take to our better futures, but with courage and foresight, we are more than equipped to handle them. Most great ideas are free for the taking. We just need vision to see them, and good use of the Eight Skills and a little luck to make them real.

One of the easiest things you can do, which helps you internalize and validate what you’ve learned, is to share this Guide with others. All great journeys begin with simple steps.

I wish you the best in your journey, and look forward to meeting you in the future. It’s a very special place, and we’re learning how to build it better together, every day.

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