Long-Term Visions Once Again!

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not as in fiction, to imagine things that are not really there, but just to comprehend those things that are there.
Richard Feynman  The Character of Physical Law

The last five projects I have been asked to participate in are all long-term visions! A breath of fresh air.  It seems to me that people are reconnecting with their natural hunger for projects that matter, not only to them, but to the larger world.  I can feel the excitement in the voices of project leaders. Most are willing to reach out 25 to 50 years in the future and imagine the difference their projects are making.  A new form of strategic plan is taking place.  No one is trying to do linear goal-setting plans; rather they are leaping out into the future, envisioning the networks to help in their undertaking, and asking themselves "What is it we need to do today to make our journey into an unknown future succeed?" The MG Taylor axiom: "You can't get There from Here" is being used and lived.  During the years where only the next quarter earnings mattered, no one paid the slightest attention to the future.  It was so disheartening, boring, and of course, detrimental to life itself. 

I do feel that a new paradigm is unfolding. Perhaps the fast and slow are getting back in sync.