The Rope Bridge To The Future
The rope bridge is more of a theoretical
framework to envision any change effort you are attempting to
Not a difficult concept.
Your future is out there. It is real and
exists but only when you get to it. The nature of the
future is that it is malleable and can be developed. You
must create it as you've created the future you are in now (it's
just now, now).
The future is created through language,
declaration, and integrity in following through on your word.
You can't create a disjointed future or one that doesn't fit
with your current reality. Each future has a path that
must be followed to lead you to it.
But the future itself, no matter how bold or
daring, can be created. But you have to stake something in
Imagine yourself on one side of a deep chasm.
There are many unknowns in the chasm. But you have two
ropes with a spike to stake the ropes on the other side of the
chasm. The other side is the future that you will get to.
The ropes are your word. The stakes are your
integrity securing your word in the future.
Say how long.
Example: In five years I will be renowned for
my theories and methods of altering individual and
Today is 9/7/2011. On 9/7/2016 I will be
requested as a speaker and consultant for creating futures that
don't yet exist in areas that are viewed as impossible in
My measures of success will be that I am able
to choose which engagements I select to satisfy my annual income
requirements and ability to travel.
There. The stakes are in the ground.
Now, I need to begin laying the planks, one by
one, that will get me from here (now) to there (now).
More to come...