12 Laws Of The Future The Laws that will guide you to live your life in the future
“Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.” - Jim Rohn
When we look around us, we see evidence of the past everywhere we look. The past is very knowable. And yet we will be spending the rest of our lives in the future. It’s almost as if we are walking backwards into the future. As a way of making the future understandable, here are “12 irrefutable laws of the future” that we must understand and learn :
Law # 1 : The future is one of nature’s greatest forces. The future will happen whether or not we agree to participate. There is no known way for us to either speed it up, slow it down, or even try to stop it. The pace with which the future is unfolding is constant, and at the same time, relentless.
Law # 2 : The present is separated from the future by an invisible “field of know-ability”. Everything in the present is knowable, but in the future, nothing is completely knowable. We can personally witness, experience, and make sense of the present, but on the other side of this interface lies a veil of understanding that we don’t yet have.
Law # 3 : Each of us experiences the unfolding of the future differently. Every person is on their own personal journey. We each have our own ringside seat as we personally watch the field of know-ability reveal itself to us in a unique and different manner. We are the star of our own hyper-individualized storyline.
Law # 4 : The future is non-existent until it exists, but we create our own approach vectors. The energy that exists in the present creates an inertia that flows into the future. If we witness the act of someone throwing a baseball, using a superfast strobe light, each billionth of a second motion is tied directly to the next billionth of a second motion. Our inertias give motion to the present and direction to our future.
Law # 5 : The future is being formed amidst a backdrop of existing inertias. We are each dealing with the inertia of our body and the inertia of our mind. Both are constantly in motion. Our personal inertias are taking place inside the context of every other person’s inertia, as well as the inertia of every other thing around us. Nature has its own sets of inertia, with the forces of nature providing the inertia for every living and every non-living molecule in the entire universe.
Law # 6 : The “unknowability” of the future is what gives us our drive and motivation. The fact that the future is unknowable is a good thing. Our involvement in the game of life is based on our notion that we as individuals can make a difference. If we somehow remove the mystery of what results our actions will have, we also dismantle our individual drives and motivations for moving forward.
Law # 7 : Predictions are based on probabilities. Buildings, trees, and mountains change very little from one day to the next. Only rarely do they undergo a radical transformation quickly. The earth’s orbit around the sun, the speed of light, the changing of the seasons, the schedule of tides, the frequency of quartz crystals, and the laws of gravity are all predictable with a high degree of probability.
Law # 8 : The future is not a human-centric force. The future doesn’t care whether you’re happy or sad, employed or unemployed, married or single, personally content or emotionally adrift. The future is like a machine, impervious to our wishes, ambivalent to our goals. Only humans care about these things. At the same time, without humans, the future doesn’t matter because there will be no one to care.
Law # 9 : Amidst a backdrop of existing inertias, the future is ours to create. We do not have direct control over the future, but new inertias can be created and existing ones can be influenced. The future is constantly being formed in the minds of people around us. Each person’s understanding of what the future holds will influence the decisions they make today. As we alter someone’s vision of the future, we also alter the way they make decisions in the present.
Law # 10 : Thinking about the future will cause it to change. The very act of thinking about the future creates a new inertia, and this inertia changes our energy flows into the future. The “future part of the brain” is like a muscle that rarely gets exercised. But the more we use it the better we get at leveraging the powers and energies of the future.
Law # 11 : The future is filled with power and energy. The inertia of all matter in the universe is like a massive river of power and energy flowing from the present into the future. As humans, we only have the ability to affect a tiny microcosm of change. But our seemingly insignificant existence can have massive implications.
Law # 12 : Every avalanche begins with the movement of a single snowflake. Our ability to tap into and leverage the power of the future is directly tied to the number of times we think about it. The more we think about the future, the more we expand our understanding of it. And the more we understand the future, the easier it becomes for us to interact with it.
Our thinking about the future cannot be made against a simple black and white, right vs. wrong backdrop. Every microcosm is a part of a larger microcosm, and I tend to agree with Mary O’Hara-Devereaux when she says, “Beware of conventional wisdom because it is usually wrong.”
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” - John F. Kennedy Thank You Very Much SompongYusoontorn