The Future Is Better Than You Think

By November 13, 2012 Philosophy 5 Comments

Why is it that we often  FEAR the future?

Do you ever get the feeling that things aren’t good?  You know that uncomfortable feeling in your stomach that something is wrong?

It could be a feeling of anxiety – it’s hard to explain, but it’s just there.  I believe this is often a FEAR ABOUT THE FUTURE.  Did you know that a lot of stress and depression is caused by this?

THE FUTURE IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOU THINK, and this video shows you why …

 

I highly recommend that you read Abundance by Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler. These guys make some pretty bold statements about the future, and they’ve pooled lots of evidence to make their point that abundance for all is within our grasp
If you wish to purchase, it is available on Amazon in a variety of forms from the link on the left

FEAR and The Media

I don’t know about you but I am SICK AND TIRED of the media creating a fear about our future. They thrive on it. And sadly, it’s very easy for us to be sucked into their rubbish.

I think many people carry a fear of the future.

People have fear about their career, their relationships, the economy, the environment and just about anything!

Sadly – the media and what we are feeding our brain has so much to do with it.

Change the food, you change the feeling!

We are so lucky!

Statistics From Abundance The Book

  • A Masai warrior with a mobile phone has better communication capabilities that the president of USA did 25 years ago. If he has a smartphone with Google, he has better access to information that the president did 15 years ago.
  • The amount of people living in absolute poverty has halved over the last 50 years.
  • Groceries today cost 13 times less than they did 150 years ago.
  • 95% of Americans living below the poverty line have electricity, running water, internet access a refrigerator and a TV. These are luxuries that a billionaire could not have had 100 years ago.
  • The proportion of undernourished people in the world has gone from 33% to 16% in the last 40 years
  • Worldwide life expectancy has gone from 31years to 67 in just the last century
  • Infant mortality has decreased by 99% in the last century
  • Literacy has moved from 25% to 80%
  • Currently 1.5billion have access to internet, by 2020, this is expected to be 5 billion!

 

There is so much opportunity coming our way

There really is.  WAY MORE than you realise

In the book abundance, the authors explain …

  • There are billions coming online over the next 5 years, thus enormous room for growth around the world
  • The world is merging as one unit, thus why aren’t we thinking about this developing world (remember, we are developed in the western world)
  • The technology changes have reached a tipping point, and over the next decade there will be technology to …
    • Fix the water issues in the developing world
    • Fix the food problems (one state will soon be able to feed the entire world)
    • Enable us to live to 200
    • Enable the world to really operate as one unit instead of an us vs them mentality (which is causing so much of the problems in the developed world today)
  • There is more opportunity today than there EVER has been before, but sadly people are blinded and just not opening their eyes to it
  • There really is SO much to be grateful for and SO much to be excited about.

If you have faith and excitement about the future, you can really relax and enjoy the present.  Try it! It really works and you will certainly travel through life with a lot less stress and angst.

Do we have a BETTER and BRIGHTER future ahead of us? I’d love to hear your take on this in the comments below …

About Andrew Roberts

Andrew is well known as one of Australia’s leading business mentors, is a Strategic Business specialist, and has been known to work his own magic with a host of companies featured in various Top 100 BRW lists. Andrew has gone from running one of the largest business coaching companies in Australia to focusing on specialists and leaders of various industries.

  • Thanks Andrew! I read this book on your recommendation and it is amazing… an absolute must read for everyone. It really makes you look at the future with optimism and hope – a wonderful energy lifter. Always love what you have to share 🙂

  • Kym D – Qld

    Your approach is truly amazing – I really love it and I have been practicing Spirituality for many years/ well-being -call it what you like.
    Sometimes when I open my emails from my many places I have subscribed to- they are speaking to an audience that is coming from a place of depression and this is not me but today when I decided my daily speaker to be Andrew Roberts I am very grateful for my choice.
    I loved having that message pointed out to me today and can’t wait to purchase the book.

  • As an alternative, green type person I have a lot of friends who are pessimistic about the future, the environment and about politics etc and as a result they have decided not to vote at all saying that all politicians are bad and nothing will ever change etc.. I don’t believe this is true and I believe that if all these pessimistic, alternative green type people actually got behind the greens and voted green it would give them the numbers to not only keep our government honest by having the balance of power but to possibly even replace them!

  • Robert Standish-White

    Thanks Andrew. It sure is time we weaned ourselves off the media fearfest. I would also recommend “The Great Dispruption” by Paul Gilding as a realistic and optimistic look at the future, and how this greedy economy will be transformed. Or have a look at his blog “The Cockatoo Chronicles”. Without hope for the future the present becomes pretty meaningless.

  • Read the book, loved it, bought a few as xmas presents and just totally agree: the future IS looking bright. I love living in these times when the internet has opened so many doors to connect with people around the world and make a real difference. Just think of organisations like kiva.org or b1g1.com where a small group creates change for people on a massive scale. Or someone like Andrew 🙂 who’s an inspiration and a positive force for so many business owners.

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