Why how you perceive the future is how you will prepare for it

Why how you perceive the future is how you will prepare for it

Perception is everything because it determines how you look at the world and how you react to the incidents that happen in your day-to-day life.

Think about it.

Say, for instance, you’re outside a high-rise hotel on a busy street with cars constantly zooming past you and taxis hooting to attract passengers’ attention. What does this scene make you feel?

  • Stressed?
  • Anxious?
  • Super alert?

If you say all of them, you wouldn’t be alone.

Now, if you take the lift to the top of that hotel and walk out onto the roof, what would you feel like?

  • Peace?
  • Tranquillity?
  • Calmness?

You haven’t moved much but what you have done is change your physical perspective so that you can see other aspects of the situation (in this case, the birds flying over the hotel as opposed to the passing cars in front of the building) which may allow you to feel differently about the situation.

The future is now

The future has not come far from the concept that we only have to worry about in centuries to come. It’s happening right now. Having robots performing tasks for us is not something that you’ll only see in a movie. You are able to programme devices such as Alexa to close windows in your house. All you need to do it to fit sensors onto the windows and sync these with Alexa so that she can assist you with closing the windows when you’re not at home.

Technology, which is an integral part of the future, has become an indispensable part of our lives. No longer do we have to look at hard copy map books to figure out where we’re going. Now, all we what we need to do is to insert our destination into Google Maps, and she will tell us how to get to where we want to go.

Experiences which were previously not within the realm of possibility are now viable. For example, it was announced in 2019 that commercial flights to the moon are being investigated and the technology to facilitate ordinary men and women going to the moon (something which has been dubbed ‘lunar tourism’) is currently on its way to our closest planetary neighbour.

Preparations for the future

How you perceive what the future has in store will determine how to prepare for it. For example, if you’re petrified about what the future has in store for us and how it will impact daily life, then you’d be more likely not to embrace new realities and cling to the past. You’ll turn a blind eye to anything to do with the future, and deny its existence so that when it does happen, you’ll end up getting a massive shock which may have a negative impact on your health.

However, if you’re excited about what the future is going to bring, you’ll more than likely approach the future with a feeling of anticipation and eagerness of how these new developments will have a positive impact on your mind. You’ll be able to approach things with an open mind and thus will be able to develop creative solutions that respond well to anything that happens to occur.

Your perception influences your mindset as the way in which you view things will affect how you react to them. The more positive your perception is, the more favourable your reaction will be. Unfortunately, the more negative your opinion, the more negative your response.

Alter Your Perceptions With Future Self Academy

At Future Self Academy, we are all about changing perceptions in terms of the way people learn and absorb information as well as the sources that they absorb information from. In order to broaden the possible knowledge base from which people learn, we have taken books that have been penned by authors in subjects as diverse as psychology, business and everything in between. We have partnered with them to turn their books into author-led courses so that you can learn from them and implement their valuable teachings in your life.

If you’re interested in doing one of our author-led courses, please visit our course catalogue to find out more about our comprehensive array of courses.

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