Nearly whole world is infested with habit to guess! On an average, more than 50% our life is consumed with guessing game – what has or would happen to me and what could happen to others!!
If our sound sleep is broken by a phone ring in the morning, first thought is to guess a bad news. As Football World Cup 2014 is kicking off, guessing game is kissing new peak from fitness of famous players to fashion and features of their celebrity wives or partners! Before Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, U.K. delivered her 1st baby in July 2013, media and British people were hysterical to guess sex of the child!!
Employees before annual salary rise or students during examination results are abuzz with guessing game. If you complain to your spouse of stomach pain more than once, her/his prediction would be you have acidity or appendicitis problem with you!
That is how life goes on. Guessing, predictions, foretelling and betting – all can be put in same bracket; but what is interesting is to know that “anticipation” is way different than “guessing”!
“Guessing” versus “anticipation”
Following would clarify the difference:
Many tend to confuse guessing with gut-feel, instincts or inner voices. Guessing is a result of multiple thoughts in our mind; whereas, gut-feel etc. comes from single thoughts.
From above 5 points, it becomes clear that though some amount of guessing in inevitable in humans, beyond a point it not only damages our ability to anticipate correctly but also spoils sanity of our thoughts and chances to impact our environments!
Put your faith and weight behind ability to anticipate
You need good ability to anticipate for more than one reason:
Key points to develop your ability to anticipate are:
When you follow the above, you would emerge an optimist and strategist, subtle and smart, and your power to comprehend would multiply. You would not only develop strong ability to anticipate, but also start to influence incoming moments through state of your mind!