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Incorrect Predictions

Human beings are wrong. Often. 

In fact, it’s likely that we’re wrong most of the time. The fact that there is no right answer basically means that we’re wrong all the time. We like to think we’re right. We like to think we know and understand what will happen. We like to predict and assume.

Most, if not all, predictions are incorrect. And those who seem to be able to predict the future by being there at the right time aren’t predicting that specific future. They’re creating it. Prediction is assumption. If you want to be one of those lucky succesfful few - you don’t need to predict the future - you need to invent it. 

Don’t believe me? Look it up. The demise of invention has been predicted since the late 18th century - where the patent office started saying that most things have already been invented. Do you think that prediction came true? 

Maybe you think that those who truly understand their industries and their passions can see where the world is heading - Can they? Ballmer was with Microsoft his whole career - and he predicted that the iPhone would be a failure. 

Lets think about the guy in charge of Blockbuster (what?).

The point is, trying to align yourself with a specific future is a loosing proposition. Instead, it’s best to create the outcome you desire. Yes - it is entirely possible. With the right amount of work, and the right amount of effort - you can create your future. You can create the outcome you want. There’s no such thing as luck - just people who work hard and write their own future.

Dmitry N. Rusakov

#everydaycreativebattle 52/365

This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.