Iconic and huge companies like Apple and Dell have not been able to foresee what is coming. After cruising to crest, Apple is now staring at its fall. Its share price from the peak in September, 2012 has come down by more than 45% in a span of 6 months and its recovery till date is a far cry, despite strong quarterly profit of around $13 Billion and success of its iPad mini. Michael Dell, who founded his business with just a thousand dollar in 1984 and grew it to more than 60 Billion Dollar Company by revenue through his most talked about innovative business model, is now under criticism for not being innovative enough and seen as a problem person for Dell Inc.!
Look at several icons like Lance Armstrong, regarded earlier as cyclist legend and Rajat Gupta, former Managing Director of McKinsey & Co. Their status and career have been decimated, since they could never figure out what can befall on them from what they were doing!
Don’t look at most respected alone; look at even most hated, look at omniscient as well as ordinary; you would discover most of them were unable to comprehend consequences of what they were doing and that dragged them into dire difficulties of varying degrees.
It is critical for you to develop common sense or capabilities to fathom or figure out what is that you would face from what you and others, connected with you, are thinking or doing.
Are current methods and means good enough to foresee?
These are truly not! Yes, these are good for indicating trends and trails, and therefore, provide limited help.
When it comes to business, market, economy, weather, public polling, surveys etc., there are models, statistical analysis, formulae, tools available, which can tell you probable results. These may or may not turn out as realities.
At personal levels, there are several practices, people resort to peep into future – horoscopy, palmistry, numerology, zodiac signs and so on. Is there any scientific rationale behind these? Not really; though many claim there is one. “The way these work” is by building your conviction for what is being told to you. Stronger your convictions are, stronger are chances for things to happen. Do one test – if what is being foretold to you is positive, it is less likely to happen as opposed to one, if it is negative. This is because you would always fall prey to negatives more than positives!
To foresee is more a game of human mind, of which scientists and technologists have not been able to make a model. It is doubtful whether they would be able to make a right one ever!
Nothing can come in all of a sudden!
Here is a stark fact about our life, planet or even universe. Nothing can happen or come all of a sudden!
Things or situations do build over a time (how long or short is not a question; after all it is all relative). Therefore, these do give us signal/s. Some can sense the same; most cannot, since either they don’t want or ignore or are ignorant about ways to feel and figure out!
What blocks your mind to comprehend or contemplate correctly
These are some of many reasons, why we fail to foresee things to come. There are many things, which many don’t perceive as negative; but these are. Essentially, all negative things are barriers for good analysis, assumption and anticipation.
Signals or States, which are definite indicators of what is coming
So, secret of “what is coming” lies in the state of your mind. But then, you need to learn to judge it correctly. If you are constantly conscious or aware and remain around center of your quality scale, you would seldom fail to fathom!