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Can your future n fortune be predicted or planned n prepared?

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Prediction can go wrong but not planning for future!

While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are busy taking out dirty linens from each other’s drawers in public, pollsters and respective supporters are agog and busy predicting fate of their candidates in US presidential campaign.

During annual examination, a student is always eager that someone could correctly predict whether he/she would get through or fail. Many people, who have not been successful in their previous job interviews, visit astrologer or tarot card reader to know whether they would get through in next interview.

But, we seldom think, what would happen, if we know our future in advance. If a student knows that he/she would get thru in examination, he/she would stop to prepare. If a sportsman knows ahead of time that his team would be defeated, he would have no heart to play. There would have been no need to spend billions of dollars and bloodbath of words, if the two contestants in current US election knew their actual fate.

So, correct knowledge of our future can instantly kill our thoughts, talent, thrill … and lot more; yet most of us incessantly keep searching or worrying about our future.

Is your future and fortune predictable?

There are modern methods and tools to predict things in advance – surveys, statistical algorithms, mathematical models and now Big Data.

Then, there are age old practices of astrology, horoscopy, palmistry, numerology and many more, practitioners of which insist that these are based on science though some surmise it is divine driven. That is not true. Science is always in black and white; whereas these practices thrive on what is gray. As regards divine hands, it is a clear case of what we fear but can’t fathom, we tend to defer it to domain of faith or god.

All of above tools or techniques are fundamentally governed by law of probabilities. If prediction of fortune teller is closer to higher probability, it has higher chance of coming true and turns out to be false, in case of low probability.

For a variety of reasons, we are saddled with one or more of following perceptions:

  • Our future gets defined by our birth time or zodiac sign.
  • Our future is predefined and stored somewhere, which keeps rolling in – how? Not known.
  • Our fortune has been written on our forehead – by who? God or genes?
  • When we think or dream of future, we are actually dipping into same.
  • When past time vanishes, future is already waiting with its wings (where?) to become visible.

None of above is true. Even science has failed to define correctly what future time is.

When you think or dream of future, you actually do it on basis of past memories or images. Past time is what gets stored as your memory and present time is what you witness now. Frame of present time keeps changing based on what happens now and we perceive it as future. Truly speaking, future is nothing but “Next Now” in relation to “Current Now”!

You can plan and prepare your future; actually you have been doing that!

Surprised? But, it is true that you have been always making your future rightly or wrongly albeit being unaware. Look at last 2 posts on this website –

One on Schrödinger’s cat brings out the fact that anything that has not happened has 50% chances of happening.

Second post illustrates that things around you closely track your thoughts.

To build your future and bring fortune, all that you need is to follow following 4 mantras or mandates:

  1. Become capable of earning without clamoring for it.
  2. Be committed to growth without being greedy.
  3. Be competent to hold and handle without hoarding it.
  4. Be dynamic without doubting or dithering.

World generally follows only left highlighted part of above 4 mantras but that can push probability only little above 50%. If you want to make it 100%, additionally follow right parts of these mantras all the more rigorously.

Then, you are set to enjoy fabulous future and fortune!

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Is your future or fortune predefined; can same be predicted accurately?

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Biggest worry of a man is his future – what would or can happen to me or those dear to me! This worry converts into curiosity. Deep desire in predicting future or fortune has led to development of several subjects or techniques like astrology, palmistry, numerology, zodiac signs, tarot reading and several more. Practitioners of such techniques claim accuracy of these. They believe future of every individual is already defined from the time of birth! Leave alone individuals; they include company, community, city or even country in their forecasts for future e.g. date and exact time of a country’s independence plays a key role in determining its progress or perils!

Would it not be a wonderful idea, if a scientist can know in advance outcome of his/her research; a student can know in beginning of a year the result of his/her examinations or a company can know how would its balance sheet look like 5 years from hence!

Fallacies around foretelling!

If anything can be predicted accurately, it does mean that it has been predefined. If that be the case, then a student foretold about his success should get it, even if he does not study. But, that would not work! If a businessman has been told that he would make lot of money in the running year, then he should earn it without even doing business. Again, that looks impossible.

It clearly implies that your future is not predefined. All of foretelling techniques demand that you make efforts as usual – sweat, toil or take risks. Whatever you would do, outcome would be either success or failure. These techniques seem to just pick one of the 2 probabilities.

Few years back, one of my relatives told me about a doctorate scientist, who also practiced astrology as his hobby and made very accurate predictions. I requested my relative if he could arrange my meeting with him. When I met him, I requested him to tell me what exactly is behind astrology and is it really scientifically sacrosanct?

He told me confidentially that when he meets his client, in first few sentences of conversation, he is able to, by his gut feel or instincts, figure out his/her strengths and weaknesses. From astrology, he has learnt how to relate some tendencies of events, which happens to a person, by positions of planets. He was not sure whether there is any scientific truth behind that. From these 2 aspects, he arrives at his best judgment (or guess) and conveys it to client as forecast of his future!

Technique of “future or fortune telling” seems more about the way of telling it!

Does it sound weird? But, it is true!

If you closely observe, you would find 2 characteristics invariably in what you are foretold – (a) one who tells does it very confidently and (b) language used is such that it can be interpreted more than one ways.

Eagerness or anxiety to know future is a mental weakness. So, above way of foretelling is most likely to go down in your head firmly and easily become your belief. If you are told that this year is not good for your health, you would start noticing how often you are falling sick, forgetting how often you are feeling well. Your conviction in what has been foretold makes you conscious and that becomes the onset of more issues. Even if you are not falling sick more often than prior years, you would tend to believe it so!

You fail to fathom what is “Now or Present”; so how can you figure out future?

Now, this is for real! This is scientific!! Be open to believe it.

No one can ever state what is “Now or Present”! “Now” can only be experienced; but cannot be told!! By the time you get ready, however fast, to tell what is now, it becomes past!!

Everything that you tell is actually a past. So, where comes future from? Science i.e. physics has not been able a get any grip of future so far. All mathematical calculations, astronomical observations or thoughts about future that we contemplate or comprehend are permutations and combinations of past images or information!

Here is a new revelation from my research – “There is nothing like Future that exists at this moment or now!” None of scientific experiments has been able to find future. Yes, it can talk of current trends or tendencies and compute what and where an object would position as the time passes by. Note that it is a computation by mind or math.; but not a future by itself. Feeling of future comes when we migrate from present event to next event; but it does not mean the said next event already pre-existed as future!

Classified Conclusions

  • There is no place in Universe, where “Future” is located or has been predefined.
    Therefore, to claim that future can be foretold is not correct.
  • 100% of what we talk or discuss is “Past”!
    Past is nothing but images or information stored in our brain.
  • Now or present tense can only be experienced.
  • Past brings pleasures and pains; highs and lows!
    But, it is present that makes you happy and hopeful!!
  • There is nothing like future.
    It is just a term, which we use to define our thoughts which did not exist in our past; but we use our past to create such thoughts!
    One can only assess or compute probabilities and trends for upcoming events, which we construe as future!!
  • What we think, do or experience now determines what would happen next, which we call as future!
    Nearly all of us have very coarse knowledge of what are we thinking and doing now!!

So, we need to live by and know “Now” to fathom the “Future”.

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Why we fail to foresee or figure out what is coming!

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

  1. Preconceived notions or ideas.
  2. Over confidence or under confidence.
    Over confidence would deter you to comprehend; whereas under confidence would drive your conclusions wrong.
  3. Inflexibility and closed mind.
  4. Ego, biases or prejudices.
  5. Poor listening and observations.
  6. Frustration, fear, ferocity, fury or in general “Negative frame of mind”!
  7. Too much or too less attention to details.
  8. Lack of respect for others’ viewpoints.
  9. Lack of awareness or consciousness.
  10. Not learning and paying attention to body language.
  11. Being hasty or in rush, which is actually a state of confused mind!
  12. Trading towards left or right end of the scale of qualities like sincerity, rationality, courage, intelligence or passion.
    For example, if you are over courageous, you would take undue risks and under-courage would make you risk averse. Your qualities should be such as to keep you around center of the scale for getting great results!

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

  1. When things have to go right for you, nothing can shake or break your confidence, hopes and happy state of your mind.
    Example which you can test – if you face at least 3 consecutive situations, which can impact you adversely in normal course; but in this instance, these do negatively affect or disturb you, then you can be sure that right or good results are coming.
    Try this when your boss or board calls you to hand over letter for your yearly consideration! Most probably, you would be rewarded commensurate with or better than what you had been doing!!
  2. Likewise, when things have to go wrong, no matter how good thoughts or things happen to you, you would not feel good and instead, would remain doubtful, disappointed or dejected!
    There is a quote – “When things have to go wrong; they would go wrong in any case”. But, a new revelation from my research is – “Then, no matter what you do, you would not be able to keep your mind in right state”.
  3. If going is good and you take it as granted, that’s when it would go out of your hands!
  4. When you feel like waiting or worrying for thing/s to happen; it won’t happen (or would get delayed)!
    Instead, if you ignore, remain engaged in your efforts and keep just hopes, same thing would get expedited.
    It is like leaving it to Almighty and you see thing happening – what you actually do by that is “not to bother whether things would happen or not”.
  5. When you feel pressure to keep something close to your chest and not communicate or discuss openly, when needed, then you are surely going to go wrong and it would hurt or harm you now or later.
  6. What makes you obsessed is bound to become obnoxious for you!
    This applies to your power, position, success, love, relationship, friendship or even righteousness!!
  7. Bad news travel in bunches; so are good news!
    Only way to break the bunch of bad news is to gather courage to become positive and poised. Likewise, if you become negative in the midst of good news, you would unwittingly invite bad ones!!
  8. If Excellence makes you over confident, comfortable, inflexible or inconsiderate, that’s a sure sign of Adversity arriving to grip you/your organization.
  9. Things that you dislike would long for and live with you!
  10. When you lose your composure and consciousness, chaos and conflicts would certainly knock at your door.
  11. When thought of “having had smooth journey for work, life or health” embeds in your mind, that is the time it starts to become rough!
  12. If ideas for decision making flow in your mind systematically, without any distraction or distress, those are precisely the ones which would prove your point/s!

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!

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