Aug 8, 2022

The Future is Bright: Looking Beyond Our Present Environment

Riley Schatzle


The future is never certain. Though we can never be completely certain of what it will bring, it doesn't stop us from speculating about what might be. We look at the power of possibilities and how to use them to envision the future in this blog post. We'll talk about how using your imagination and drawing on creative sources can lead to new opportunities and more promising futures.

The Power of Possibilities

What if we could ascend to higher dimensions or visit alien planets? Then how would life be? What sort of encounters might we have? Imagine being able to go to the past or the future. What would it be like to meet our forebears or see the appearance of our future offspring? What if we had the power to decide our own fate? What option would we pick?

All of these are instances of potential outcomes. We can think in fresh ways when we open our minds to possibilities. We are developing our concepts and shifting our viewpoints.

Visionary Thinking

Creativity has been one of the most influential conceptions of imagination. The ability to imagine future possibility has led to some of the most significant inventions and discoveries in history.

The most well-known instances of visionary thinking include:

  • The Wright brothers, who first envisioned powered flight before creating the airplane.
  • Alexander Fleming, who came up with the idea that a mold could be utilized to make a potent antibiotic and therefore discovered penicillin.
  • Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple Inc. after envisioning personal computers in every home.

4 Ways to Transform Your Dreams Into Reality

  1. Start by thinking about what you would like to see in the world. What kind of future do you want to create? Once you have an idea of what you would like to see, start brainstorming ways to make it happen.
  2. Think about all the different ways you could achieve your goal. What are all the possible steps you could take? What are all the different resources you would need? Don't be afraid to think big. In fact, the bigger the better. The sky's the limit! Remember, you're only limited by your own imagination.
  3. Once you have a good understanding of all the different steps you would need to take to achieve your goal, start envisioning what that future would look like. What would it feel like to achieve your goal? What would the world be like?
  4. Take some time to really visualize your future. See it in your mind's eye. And as you're envisioning your future, start asking yourself what you need to do today to make that future a reality.

How to Become More Creative

In the next blog post, we ill dive into creativity further, but what’s important to note here is that creativity is visionary. It allows us to see what isn't there yet and imagine what could be. When we tap into our creativity, we open up a world of possibilities. We can explore new ideas, situations, and solutions that are not yet available to us. This is how we make progress - by envisioning the future and working towards making it a reality.

Here are a few tips to enhance your creativity, and ultimately enhance your ability to think like a visionary.

  • Be curious and ask questions. When you're exploring possibilities, it's important to be curious and ask lots of questions. What if this happened? What would happen if we did that? By asking questions, you'll open up new doors of possibility.
  • Let go of your preconceived notions about what is possible. If you want to explore new possibilities, you need to be open to them. This means letting go of your old ideas about what is and isn't possible.
  • Allow your imagination to roam. Explore different possibilities, situations and scenarios that lead to new thoughts and ideas. What could be? What if you could have anything you wanted? Let your mind run wild and see what possibilities come up.

Final Thoughts

Possibilities are at the heart of visionary thinking. When we imagine future possibilities, we open up our minds to new ideas and potentialities. What might be possible in the future? What could we create if we only let ourselves dream?

Our imaginations are more powerful than we can fathom. By developing this, we can begin to elevate our state of mind and experience more and more visionary modes of thinking.

Creative Asset Credit:
Tony Reid