when writing about or thinking about the future start by writing these words ‘in the future’ or maybe ‘Wouldn’t it be cool, if in the future’.

Remember back at school doing free writing or projects on people in space. Teachers would always get you to write about the future and using the phrase ‘in the future’ sets you directly to writing about that.

So thinking about the future is not about tomorrow, next month or next year. The future is a bit further away. Like 5 years or 15 or 20.

Writing about the future as it will be next year is alot easier - thats what trendsetters are doing. Watching what’s happening today, not looking at whats going to hapen in 15 or 20 years is the difference between a trend and the future.

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.